25 October 2016

Mobile public libraries in Tel Aviv ~ Street Library

Throughout Tel Aviv you will see small trailers set up on the pavements with shelves inside full of a selection of books in Hebrew, English, French, German and Russian.  These are in effect mobile public libraries.  This is a great scheme organised by the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo to encourage the general public to read.  There are no librarians on duty.  The whole initiative operates on an honesty system whereby it is hoped that people eventually return the books that they borrow.  The following photographs were taken at Rothschild Street in Tel Aviv.

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ―Charles William Eliot
“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”― Carlos Ruiz Zafon 
“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ― John Locke
“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” ― Stephen Fry

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