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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Staplehay phone box becomes a library (UK)

Staplehay phone box becomes a library (UK)With libraries under threat residents at Staplehay have set up their own ... in an old phone box. Britain's familiar red telephone boxes are no longer in use and BT gave Trull Parish Council the option of having their box removed, reinstalled ... or they could buy it for £1. They opted to purchase the phone box and after redecorating it, installing new shelving and fitting it with new signs, the informal book exchange is now quickly filling up with literature. Parish councillor Dee Luke will be acting as volunteer librarian when the exchange opens to the public next week. Don Archer, one of the parish councillors involved in the decision, said: "At a time when county libraries are reducing their hours of access to the public, we have a new facility that will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year"

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