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

 

Otets Paisiy Trolleybus Library

Named after Otets Paisiy, one of Bulgaria's most famous authors, this awesome new public library makes use of an old trolleybus in Plovdiv. Designed by locally-based Studio 8 1/2, the Otets Paisiy Public Library is part of a larger effort by citizens to revitalize this area of town. Parked on the side of the street, the trolleybus library holds 600 books and plenty of cozy spots to settle in and read.

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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