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Phone Box Libraries

Posted on: January 31, 2012

After I picked up Henry from preschool today, we ran a few errands and ended up at the post office in the neighbouring village, Belbroughton. And what do we have here? A Library!

I didn’t tell Henry what it was until he opened the door (or I helped him). He knows that these red boxes are phone booths, but imagine his surprise when he saw that there wasn’t a phone, but books. (The kids books were below).

Henry chose out of the basket “How to Eat Worms“, a book I read when I was in grade school. Yes, it’s prolly rated for a 9yo, but I’m reading it to him, so we’ll see how it goes. I, on the other hand, chose something that looks like a true British Classic: “The Naked Nuns

At least we have some good taste in the looks of book covers.

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7 Responses to "Phone Box Libraries"

So, how does one borrow a book in the phone booth? πŸ˜‰

It’s totally on the honour system. There’s a little note taped to the window saying you can borrow and return on your own time, and also the community is encouraged to drop off books as they pass by. I have a feeling I’ll be dropping by with a few books of my own to donate πŸ™‚

when i was little, part of the requirements for a specific badge was to make a phone call from a public phone box. this was the call box i used as a kid.

awwwww. So cute ❀

That is an odd place to have a library?
How long as you allowed to borrow books for?

It is an on your honour library, with books donated by the community. I have a feeling I’ll be dropping some of our less read books down there for, um, donation πŸ™‚

That is the most brilliant library I’ve seen in a long time! I’d love to shut myself inside and look around (assuming, and I am, that it smells nicer than the public phone booths we encountered in London).

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