Czech Prague: Unconventional Libraries Sprout Up Around Prague
Two young Czechs have decided to use old discarded telephone booths in Prague as small free libraries situated at public places…
Monika Serbusová and her friend Pavel Železný feel nostalgic for the old telephone booths disappearing from Prague streets. It crossed their mind that they could be rebuilt into public libraries. They immediately started searching sponsors to fund the project.
The Telefónica phone operator’s foundation liked the creative idea, and it gave them both money and seven unused telephone booths that Monika and Pavel repaired and varnished. They also made bookshelves of old crates and installed them in the booths.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.