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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 6
    More: Spiffy, Free Library, Wisconsin, Rotary Club, Andrew Carnegie, developing nations, public libraries, University of Wisconsin, management consults  
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5306 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Dec 2012 at 4:54 PM (2 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  
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You know what other Wisonsinite bult tributes to his mother?

upload.wikimedia.org
2012-12-25 07:53:30 PM  
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Some people just want to watch the world learn.
2012-12-25 05:30:44 PM  
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exvaxman: I have seen cars twice stealing books from the libraries to turn them in at (i assume) half price books for a couple of bucks. Both times I called the cops, and in one library now they request that you put in a small label covered by clear mailing tape so that HPB refuses them. A link is provided. A local hardware store will take books and put in 'Donated' labels for free and promises to get the books in the library within two days.

The most awesome book I ever picked up from one was a book from the 1830's that was describing that year's scientific advances. The other best are from someone who used to live in Australia and loved local humor.


How did you know they were stealing, not borrowing?
2012-12-25 05:18:44 PM  
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Also, for my smartphone, Moon Reader+ plus m.Gutenberg.org are awesome.
2012-12-25 05:17:06 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:52:32 PM  
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st_francis_p: not sure why my first 'thank you' post did not make it, but I am so stealing that graphic

Jim32rr: depends on where, but having been brought up in Schaumburg when it was worth living in that area (woodfield was built while I lived there, Higgins to get to our house was two lanes dirt, dad had moved us from Cambridge, Mass) I want to say that outside of stupid politics and high taxes, Wisconsin is great. (If you are not in Madison or Milwaukee and have kids in the school system).

I brought my parents back to Schaumburg before they died and they swore at how awful it had become.
 
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