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Putting Books In Recycle Bin?

Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by Rihana, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Srama

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    Thanks guys. I have tried all the options in my area. These are books left over after all giving away what I could using those options.

    Funny aside: My friend does this recycling with no qualms but if I or my gardener uproot and put out even the smallest plant or shrub by the curb, she will come running and offer to take it. : )
     
  3. Rihana

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    I was smiling and reading, reliving the times the kabadiwala came to our house in my childhood .. then I see the happens only in India.. : ) I cannot resist a happens in America too. : )

    The kabadi truck comes to the home weekly. : )

    Reusing textbooks is a big thing locally. When the public school moves to a new set of textbooks, they have hundreds of old ones to give away. It is a fun event when children and parents gather in the school forum or go to individual class rooms and choose what they want. The English or Language Arts books are in high demand. Some local volunteers also arrange the shipment of books to other countries.

    When the Covid WFH and online school started, we thought of making a few of these libraries:
    Little Tree Library Pictures
    Homepage - Little Free Library
    We even had approval from our city and couple of nearby ones. I still want to but the enthusiasm from my cohorts waned. I cannot operate those wood cutter and grinders thingies by myself.

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    Thanks to procrastination.. I was resorting those books yesterday and found one in which I had written a heartfelt message to the recipient on the first page. That recipient got an earful about discarding the book.
     
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    DH still have his Amar Chitra katha, Champak, Chandumama books. He have binded those and kept nicely, he is so fond of his collection. After our marriage I bought them here with us. Then later my siblings and DH’s brother kids had them for few years, now my neighbours grand kids.
     
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    I found some of these cute ready made easy fix ones. I hope these helps
    Outdoor Lending Library Neighborhood Community Shared Loan | Etsy

    https://www.amazon.com/LITTLE-FREE-LIBRARY-Unfinished-Kit/dp/B076ZSCX7M
     
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