The Free Library in Your Front Yard

The Free Library in Your Front Yard

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We all love libraries, but if you’ve ever had to wade twenty minutes through the snow just to get your reserves, you might wish to have one closer to home. And it’s possible! With Little Free Libraries. And fear not! Whether you live in the forest or in Brooklyn, you can make little free libraries part of your life, and you should. What’s better than adding community libraries to the public ones?   Image via Snoop Charlotte   If you’ve got the resources and the space, you can start a library of your own whenever you want to. There are …

The Library Made of Books

The Library Made of Books

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Libraries are some of the best places on earth. The quiet, the smell of old books, the nap corners. Maybe that’s just me. But regardless of why you love them, libraries are great for everybody. I love any branch, but some libraries take it a step further (or like a hundred steps). Take the central branch of the Kansas City Library in Kansas City Missouri, which is, in fact, made of giant books. Image via Flickr   Okay, so it’s not really made of books, they probably don’t open, but the library is open seven days a week. But the library’s beauty …

Do You Know About The Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library?

Do You Know About The Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library?

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Ever heard of the Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library? It’s a marvelous sight to behold.   Located in Delhi, India is the Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library. It’s a “community library containing about 15,000 books in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and even Hindi” that serves as a light guiding those in need. Tucked away in old Delhi, the Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library might physically be a tiny space, but its impact is huge. In addition to housing a 700-year-old commentary on logic in Arabic, the Library also has old manuscript in Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Hindi, and English. A wealth of …