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information, blog post by John Hoff
This is the kind of story happening all the time in North Minneapolis which this blogger SHOULD be writing about, all the time, but when I was taught journalism in the 1980s we were forced to shout "If it bleeds, it leads" until more senior journalism students were satisfied, and would stop hitting our bare asses with a rolled up newspaper.
And then people wonder why I'm always saying dark things, under my breath, about "dead tree media."
Anyway, awesome stuff is happening in Camden and Near North with the erection of numerous Little Free Libraries...
...which kind of look like birdhouses, but contain free books shared with neighbors. The idea is to promote literature, reading, education, sharing, and all kinds of totally awesome stuff.
Click here for the national (no, WORLDWIDE!!!) website of Little Free Library.
On November 9, 20 more Little Free Libraries were launched in Camden and Near North at an event which included author appearances, food, prizes, and tons of books donated by neighbors.
(The word "tons" is figurative, but was used by neighbors to convey the idea of a WHOLE LOT OF BOOKS)
More little free libraries are in the works. Here's a photo, published on Facebook, of a donation of shingles to create more.
The Little Free libraries people are always looking for more books to "restock." But the beauty of the little libraries is people can just put their free donated books inside, creating a wonderful exchange.
How I will find to write all the good stories along with "leading, bleeding" stories is a continuing conundrum for JNS blog. But thanks to the fact I can't access the online Minnesota court system on Sunday to write about Wanda Lynn Nunn, today THIS story rose to the top of the bloody pile.