Gallery: 6 Delightful Pop-Up Libraries To Encourage Reading This Summer

 
The summer season is nearly upon us, and relaxing in a hammock or on the beach with a good book sounds delightful. Sure you could download a bestseller onto your Kindle, but libraries are all the rage right now. Swing by one of these pop-up libraries to grab a new book and leave one behind for the next person. These little book-lending outposts aren't as formal as their state-run counterparts, but you'll be sure to find an interesting read. If you're feeling ambitious, you could even check out our favorites and start a pop-up library in your own local community!

Adopt a Phone Booth Library

With mobile phones taking over, there seems little need for phone booths anymore, but rather than get rid of the iconic red booths in the UK, local communities are using them for new purposes. British Telecom is encouraging towns to turn their phone booths into mini libraries and so far hundreds of communities have transformed their telephone box. If your community’s phone booth sits empty, learn how to transform one into your very own local lending library over here.

Recycled Shipping Container Children’s Library

BiebBus is a portable children’s library in The Netherlands built from a recycled shipping container. Architect Jord den Hollander came up with this fun idea for the pop-up library to support communities who lack funds or space. BiebBus can be pulled behind a truck, parked and popped open to provide a small library and a top floor reading room.

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