Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Library filled with "trashy" books

Today's crumb was shared by a reader in Bloomington, Indiana. It happened in Ankara, Turkey, where sanitation crews spent months rescuing discarded books from curbside refuse piles. They used the books to create a new public library which opened last September in an abandoned brick building owned by the sanitation department.

The library now houses 6,000 pieces of literature, including many books in English and French for bilingual visitors. There's also a children's section, and village school teachers from across Turkey are requesting books. The library recycles a vast amount of paper that would otherwise swell Turkish landfills.

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