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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Neighborhood Book Exchanges
intrigued this week with a new type of library that has sprung up since 2009.
These are boxes mounted in front yards to hold books for people to help
themselves to and leave other books. They go by a variety of names including
Neighborhood Book Exchanges. Little Free Libraries. Community Libraries, book
trading posts, pop-up libraries, libraries in a box, and take a book return a
What I like is
the free spirit of these small libraries. I have visited several in my city and
they are colorful and offer an eclectic set of books.
Mike Befeler is the author of the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit mystery novels: Retirement Homes Are Murder, Living With Your Kids Is Murder, Senior Moments Are Murder, Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder, nominated for the Lefty Award for best humorous mystery of 2012, Care Homes Are Murder and Nursing Homes Are Murder. The series features octogenarian Paul Jacobson who suffers from short-term memory loss. He's also author of two paranormal mysteries: The V V Agency, and The Back Wing. Recent publications include Mystery of the Dinner Playhouse and a biography, For Liberty: A World War II Soldier's Inspiring Life Story of Courage, Sacrifice, Survival and Resilience.