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(Anchorage Daily News)   It's a library... ON A STICK   (adn.com) divider line 17
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2014-04-28 01:15:37 AM  
2 votes:
Having grown up in Anchorage I can't help but wonder how practical this would be in the winter.  How many people are going to walk to your little library in near or below zero temperatures to get books? Plus winters are REALLY dark.  You'd have to have lights in the library just so people can see what they're getting.
2014-04-28 01:13:10 AM  
2 votes:
We built a little lending library in the breakroom where I work and it basicly became a dumping ground for all the unwanted books people had.  I don't know if anyone ever reads them though.
2014-04-28 12:57:56 AM  
2 votes:
Cool idea. I wouldn't mind putting one in my neighborhood, but it would end up filled with Glenn Beck books and 47 copies of the bible.
2014-04-28 12:49:50 AM  
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2014-04-28 08:57:56 PM  
1 votes:
Got one of these in my yard.  Solar panel lighting and all.  We've got space for newspapers/maps/transit guides on top (get a lot of that), place to put flyers on the back, and then the main book stash on the bottom.

There's a bench, and it's right next to a bus stop, plus on a pretty heavily walked street, so it gets quite a bit of turnover.

discgolfguru: Cool idea. I wouldn't mind putting one in my neighborhood, but it would end up filled with Glenn Beck books and 47 copies of the bible.


We do make sure to curate ours (replenish stock, swap stock in and out if things aren't moving, though that's not really a problem, etc). But I've been rather amazed at the variety of good stuff we get and that it didn't end up just stuffed with a bunch of Bibles, yeah.  Lots of science fiction, which is pretty cool.

We did have to tell the Mormons they could only put ONE Book of Mormon in it (at a time).
2014-04-28 11:40:02 AM  
1 votes:
I eventually want to make a Tardis little free library for my front yard.
2014-04-28 10:54:50 AM  
1 votes:
discgolfguru

Cool idea. I wouldn't mind putting one in my neighborhood, but it would end up filled with Glenn Beck books and 47 copies of the bible.

Awwww aren't you soooooo oppressed.

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2014-04-28 10:30:45 AM  
1 votes:
Emposter:
In any event, as with music/movies, technology, in the form of ebooks and ever-cheaper and more convenient readers, is slowly making libraries unnecessary.

No. My area library system, as no doubt many others have, has started adding e-books. They have the rights to allow a certain number of check outs of an e-book at a given time, so it works essentially the same way as checking out the traditional books.

Also, I still much prefer reading an actual book than reading on an e-reader. Get off my lawn.
2014-04-28 10:16:25 AM  
1 votes:

SpdrJay: I have more ebooks in my library than most libraries have on their shelves.


Seriously. I have over 10,000 books (mainly sci fi but reference, Calvin & Hobbes, history, etc.) on a memory card. As someone who became a Trekker in 1968 I never cease to be amazed at the fact that Mankind's most extensive library now resides at my fingertips; literally the sum of human knowledge is accessible with the punch of a few buttons. Now, where are the replicators and phasers?
2014-04-28 03:50:50 AM  
1 votes:
does it broil? or brible?

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2014-04-28 02:15:08 AM  
1 votes:
Sharing information, building community, no profit expection?  Sounds like SOCIALISM!
2014-04-28 01:39:43 AM  
1 votes:
*scans headline*

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"Nicely done, subby."
2014-04-28 01:27:55 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-28 01:15:13 AM  
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2014-04-28 01:13:58 AM  
1 votes:
Is it deep fried?

On a more serious note, the idea is quaint but useless to anyone who looks isn't looking for just a random book, not to mention clearly inferior in just about every way (except ability to steal books) to an actual library.

In any event, as with music/movies, technology, in the form of ebooks and ever-cheaper and more convenient readers, is slowly making libraries unnecessary.
2014-04-28 01:09:22 AM  
1 votes:
In Turnagain, Cindy Pendleton has one rule, and its called the "three 'P's," she said. "No politics, no preaching, no porn."


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2014-04-28 12:57:23 AM  
1 votes:
fta "It's the first thing I've ever built," Kanaris said

'Things', plural, really. A tiny library, and a community. Nice work.
 
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