Weird and Wonderful Libraries

Check out these Weird and Wonderful Libraries that have brought books to cities, neighborhood, parks, and even beaches. Some of them might not be ideal places to read, but Kila would definitely enjoy visiting them.

1. Phone Box Library

 

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Phone box libraries have been popping up in the UK since 2009. Local residents recycled kiosks for re-purposing as libraries and art installations. This is just one of many around the UK that has been converted into a library where community members can take, or leave, a book. Source from inhabitat.com

 

2. Book Tank

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An Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff has taken a 1979 Falcon tank and transformed it to spreads literature, not destruction.

3. Bookyard

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Bookyard is an outdoor art installation and library designed by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian art festival

4. Library in the Park

This little library in the park is one of about 47 in various neighborhoods of Bogota, Colombia. They were established to promote literacy across the country. Source from bilinguallibrarian.com

5. Bookcases on the Beach

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On Bondi beach—one of Australia’s most famous beaches—30 of their bookcases were set up to offer bookworms thousands of books to swap with one of their own, or offer a gold coin donation that went to The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. Source from dailymail.co.uk

6. Pictures Book Libary

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The Picture Book Museum was built in 2005 in Iwaki, Fukushima to the joy of Japanese preschoolers. Architect Tadao Ando designed a space that would be irresistible to kids and make sure the book covers were highly visible. The end result was the vibrant, colorful, and highly celebrated library considered by many as a new paradigm in educational spaces in Japan, and an architectural masterpiece.