The Community Bookcase

So much of what we post about is what we would like to have in our own home. This wonderful idea of a community bookcase made us think of ways how to share with our community more than we already do. We donate to Goodwill regularly, but how great would it be to create something that everyone in your neighborhood could use and enjoy.

We came across it on the decor8 blog and all we could think about is how to do it in our neighborhood. The bookcase featured in the picture above is located in Hannover, Germany. California's climate is much more suitable for an outdoor free public library, so maybe it could work. Would people take all the books out and never return them or replace them? Would someone take the bookshelf and leave all the books behind? Maybe we need to have more faith in our neighbors and present the idea at the next community meeting. What do you think? Would this work in your city? What else could work in a similar fashion and benefit the entire community?

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