31 August 2010
The Smallest Library?
No, they are swapping books!
Villagers from Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset can use the library around the clock, selecting books, DVDs and CDs.
Users simply stock it with a book they have read, swapping it for one they have not.
The Westbury-sub-Mendip library is open 24 hours a day and has a light inside for midnight browsing. The selection of 100 books, CDs, and DVDs comes entirely from the private libraries of the townsfolk. They bring in books they’ve read and swap them out for books they haven’t read. Periodically, checks are made to see what products are moving and what aren’t. The books everyone’s read get shipped off to the charity shop and replaced with new books. It’s kind of like the library you have in your town, except more efficient and significantly more compact.