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Neighbourhood Book Lending Box


Last night I went for a bike ride with my family. On the way home we spotted something hanging on a fence. At first glance it looked like an over-sized birdhouse but upon closer inspection it turned out to be a neighbourhood book exchange. A sign hanging from the colourful box said, “Blackwood Book Exchange. Leave a book, take a book”.

There were probably 20 – 30 books neatly stacked with a variety of genres including some self-help books, fiction, a handful of romance novels and a couple of classics. My daughter wondered why there weren’t any children’s books available to borrow and asked if we could set up our own book lending box in our front yard.

Do you have something like this in your neighbourhood? If yes, what’s the best book you’ve borrowed? Send us a picture of your local book lending box. Would you consider setting up book lending box? I love this idea and will soon be making another visit to the Blackwood Book Exchange.

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