Setup Little Free Libraries – Community driven libraries – in every street

Do you have books at you home?

Do you donate books to local library?

Do you sell your old books to old book shop?

Do you want to read books for free?

Does your govt library has only very old books?

Here is the concept of “Little Free Library”.

It is the community driven Library. Why should govt or private only run the libraries?

The concept is simple.

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!

see this 2 min video about it – https://vimeo.com/72957294

As any one can take any book or give any book, every time you goto the Little Free Library, you will new set of books to explore.

There are more than 25,000 Little Free Libraries around the globe registered with the site http://littlefreelibrary.org and they are still growing,

Even we can set it in our streets and start sharing a local community of readers.

Please find the locations of the Little Free Libraries in Chennai.  For more details contact the steward listed under the library.  Timings are generally during the daylight hours.

Alwarpet-Sandy’s
Sandy’s
Ganapathy Colony Main Road
Alwarpet/Teynampet
Timing: Steward: Moina – 9884851759

CHETPET-Harrington Road
The Silk Route,
Bungalow 14, 2nd Avenue
Harrington road, Chetpet
LFL # 18182
Timing: 11am to 5pm (Mon to Saturday)
Steward: +91 98419-76796

 

EGMORE-Chesney Lane
Chesney Town House,
Ethiraj Sali, Egmore,
chennai, 600008
Library is located in front of the corner townhouse on the left.
http://goo.gl/maps/1Xt2a
Latest Books: http://www.bookcrossing.com/hunt/20/105/31068/759088
Steward: Shannon +91 98408-35304

 

EGMORE-Silkworm Boutique
No. 30, Khader Nawaz Khan Road,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Timings: 10:00am-8:30pm
Steward: Hichem Osman +91 44-2833.1991/90

MYLAPORE-Luz House
176 Luz Church Road, Mylapore,
Chennai 600-004
Steward: Abhimanyu 044-65651361

NUNGAMBAKKAM-Rutland Gate
Rutland Gate Studio,
5/11 Rutland Gate, 4th street,
Chennai 600006
Steward: Ishani 044-28330280

Source: https://www.facebook.com/notes/little-free-library-of-chennai/library-locations/1447623298846405?hc_location=ufi

There is an active facebook group, which can help you to set up our own little free library.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LFLChennai

This is the one in Egmore:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/p843x403/1507704_10101958180203382_7134079829555149309_n.jpg?oh=4804e96aaeb3e9a35730237b53aeb319&oe=559B5B9F&__gda__=1440666676_c6e46346f397a76b728ce1bf7ae13686

Setup such a community driven library in your street and share the books.

sharing is caring !

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