Have you seen one of our Little Green Libraries yet? We’re pulling together collections of inspiring and informative books on environmental themes, and placing them in public places. It’s part of our work on climate literacy, and making sure that anyone in Luton can find the information they need to make a difference.
They run on trust, so there’s no membership, check-out or late fees. Unlike normal libraries, you’re welcome to share books of your own too – just leave them in the box for others to benefit from them.
We’re currently piloting the idea, so there are just two to discover at the moment: one in the Lagoa bistro in High Town, and one in the lounge of Stopsley Baptist Church. A third is on its way, and then we’ll be keeping an eye on how they’re used. If they are popular, we’ll do some more. With choices tailored to location, we’d love to put them in cafes, churches, schools, and perhaps in actual libraries.
If you’d like one, get in touch. We’ll need to secure some funding or sponsorship to put more out there, but we’d like to. And if you can help with sponsorship, let us know. (The initial pilot has been sponsored by Earthbound Books)