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(AP)   Wisconsin man's tribute to his mother, Little Free Library, has been copied worldwide and has spread to at least 36 countries. Kinda like your mom, but with books   (hosted.ap.org ) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Free Library, Wisconsin, Rotary Club, Andrew Carnegie, developing nations, public libraries, University of Wisconsin, management consults  
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5319 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Dec 2012 at 4:54 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-25 05:02:47 PM  
2 votes:
You know what other Wisonsinite bult tributes to his mother?

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2012-12-25 05:49:18 PM  
1 vote:
Granolasteak:
If you need books to fill your library for elementary kids, please email my totalfark address. If the library does not make it out to your area, I would consider it an honor to send USPS (low&slow) boxes to you.
2012-12-25 05:24:24 PM  
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CreamFilling: If her parents named her that a tribute like this seems especially fitting.


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2012-12-25 05:20:13 PM  
1 vote:
If her parents named her that a tribute like this seems especially fitting.
2012-12-25 05:17:06 PM  
1 vote:
I tried this when I lived in Chicago. Had a cute little sign explaining and put out a ton of books. Someone stole them all within a day.
2012-12-25 05:13:27 PM  
1 vote:
"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. "  Oh Mark Twain, is there anything you can't do?

I live in a very non-reading area.  Until smart phones became ubiquitous, you'd see people sitting around--at the doctor's office, at the DMV, sitting in the car at the Wal-Mart parking lot, radio blasting seriously irritating country music which I still don't understand; why not GO INSIDE for heaven's sake--without anything to read.  They'd just kind of stare into space.  Very disturbing.

I get mildly panicked if I'm out without anything to read.
2012-12-25 03:58:13 PM  
1 vote:
To be honest, anyone who says "I don't read books" isn't worth talking to.
2012-12-25 02:36:39 PM  
1 vote:
These things are awesome. I have two that I can walk to. They also tell you a lot about your neighbors. Sometimes I see awesome books, other times I find them filled up with romance novels.

A round of shame to Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin for trying to regulate the things because "evil literature might be put inside". As in Rabbit Hill, the quote "readin' rots the mind" describes that town.
 
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