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Check out this Little Free Library Design contest

Last years top winner was “Owly”. The eyes were the windows and at night the eyes even lit up.

Little Free Libraries® are installed in front yards, community centers, and public spaces all over the world, acting as book exchanges and neighborhood hubs. There are nearly 40,000 of these structures worldwide—connecting people and supporting literacy.

Chronicle Books, Little Free Library, and AIASF are inviting international architects, designers, students, and book lovers of all kinds to rethink this unique structure, and solve some problems identified by stewards—the neighborhood heroes who care for them.

300 submissions from 40 countries later…

 

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The Ride for Reading organization was featured in Forbes magazine in December in a article about 12 days of charities worth supporting.

This organization was started by a 4th grade teacher here in Nashville, Tennessee.  He has a passion for literacy and riding bikes.  Check out the article.

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“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”
― Peter Golkin

 

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This is bike month and National Ride for Reading month. Ride and bike and read!

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Coal River. By Michael Shnayerson. About mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia.

Call number: TN805 .W4 S56 2008

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Bikes and libraries: double-barreled independence | Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Bicycles and libraries just go together!

Both represent freedom.

Riding a bike to the library is the best.

Bicycles are good for the environment and your health, too.

Reading and bicycling are both just plain fun!

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