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Avid readers take on big job of building little libraries

“Teens from Burbank and surrounding communities have come together this summer to build three Little Free Libraries in a project run by the Burbank Public Library. Once completed, each will be placed in locations throughout the city and filled with books to be shared by those passing by them.The wooden boxes will be installed by city employees at three locations — the Downtown MetroLink Station, the rose garden median at Scott Road and Glenoaks Boulevard and the Chandler Bikeway. The teens will choose the books to be placed in each and it is hoped that people taking a free book will leave one off in its place.” (via LA Times)

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Down With Little Free Library Book Exchanges!

“The take-a-book, leave-a-book movement has gone global. As of last year, Little Free Libraries—those birdhouse-looking book-stops that pop up in people’s front yards—were represented in every U.S. state. Little Free Library has now touched down in more than 70 other countries. These book exchanges are now 50,000 strong and growing. And at least one person wants to put a stop to them. “There was something that kind of irked me about the title,” says Jane Schmidt, librarian at Ryerson University in Toronto. (via CityLab)

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Dallas on path to becoming one of the few U.S. cities to regulate Little Free Libraries

“After a year-long case of writer’s block, Dallas City Hall is one step away from issuing rules that will regulate Little Free Libraries.On Monday morning, a Dallas City Council committee signed off on a proposal that would limit the size and location of community book exchanges that have taken root in some two dozen Dallas residents’ front yards.  As far as city officials can tell, if the full council gives its blessing, Dallas will become one of the only cities in the country to specifically regulate the take-a-book, leave-a-book boxes, which, in the past, have been subject to building laws and zoning codes.” (via Dallas Morning News)

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New Little Libraries, Just In Time For Fireside Reading

“There’s something magical about spending this season’s long, dark nights inside the pages of a book. If you’re searching for your next good read, you just might find it at a little free library – possibly one of the two new little libraries in Chittenden County. Vermont has over 20 Little Free Libraries listed on the interactive world map of registered Little Free Libraries. Among them is a library opening this week at 21 Bernard St., in Winooski. That library is sponsored by Marron Holdings owner Ron Stotyn. According to a press announcement, Winooski Mayor Seth Leonard will deliver remarks at a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. It is the first Little Free Library listed in Winooski.” (via Vermont Public Radio)

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Madison to be named Little Free Libraries’ first ‘City of Distinction’

“According to the founder of the Little Free Libraries movement, Madison is the city that made it all possible — and, this weekend, Madison will receive the organization’s first “City of Distinction” award in recognition of that. “When I started this, I thought to myself, ‘Where in this country would you test this to see if it’s viable?” said Todd Bol, creator of the movement that now spans the globe. “I thought it had to be a fairly innovative, progressive place that would embrace literacy and family and community and I thought: ‘Madison.’” (via Madison.com)

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