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Creative Pop-Up Libraries Promote Literacy Across New York


Created by Stereotank, Little Free LIbrary is a public installation project providing New Yorkers with a spontaneous opportunity to read a book. Just like you might do in a library, the books can be borrowed but need to be returned or exchanged in order to keep each location active.

Located in Nolita, the structure is made out of an upside down plastic yellow tank and a wooden frame. Upon ducking into the space, visitors will find themselves surrounded by a selection of various literature. Small holes cut into the plastic provide a glimpse in before entering the interior space or a lovely view outside while enjoying a good story.

The idea is a joint effort by The Architectural League of New York in partnership with Pen World Voices Festival and Little Free Library, LTD. They selected ten designers to develop one LIttle Free Library in various spots across downtown Manhattan in order to promote literacy across the city. This bright yellow design will remain as a functioning “take a book, leave a book” library until September 1, 2013.









Stereotank website
via [Designboom]

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