November 30, 2020

Czech Prague: Unconventional Libraries Sprout Up Around Prague

From the Czech News Agency (via PraguePost.com):

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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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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