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raised of £1,000 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £490 to help fund an outdoor book exchange box in Kirkstall!

    Funded on Friday, 15th May 2020

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    Help the Kirkstall community to bring a book exchange box to the area!

    You can see the waterproofed book exchange boxes all around the city , peeking out of hedges or boldly raised on posts in front gardens, school playgrounds and parks. Each one is a couple of feet tall and houses about 40 books, with the initial stock coming from donations.

    Some of these book exchange boxes have been funded by individual donors, while others are supported by local businesses. As the word of these book boxes spreads, neighbourhoods are starting to want their own. As a Kirkstall resident, I would love for Kirkstall to have its own outdoor little library (first of many for the area I hope!) and am raising money initially through crowdfunding on social media.

    Open 24 hours a day, the honesty box library intends to complement your local library, act as a local meeting place and promote sharing and reusing. We, the local community, are fundraising to cover the costs of building the weatherproof box, a beautiful hand-painted design by a local artist, and installation. The life expectancy of the box is 10 years and I propose to help with the upkeep of the box and keeping it well-stocked.

    The box will be open for everyone to use, so not hidden away or a huge trek away from where people live or visit.

    I will keep you updated on progress and please ask any questions or get in touch if you'd like to be involved.

    Thank you for your support and please share!

    Harriett x

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    • Harriett Richardson4 years ago
      Harriett Richardson

      Harriett Richardson

      4 years ago

      Here we are! It's at the end of Victoria Road in Kirkstall, near to the Leisure Centre. Feel free to take a book, or leave a book!

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    • Harriett Richardson4 years ago
      Harriett Richardson

      Harriett Richardson

      4 years ago

      We've nearly raised £500, which is incredible! I have exciting news too ... so while we've not been able to reach the £ target for being part of the Leeds Little Free Library scheme, we're able to register a book exchange box as part of a global network here: littlefreelibrary.org I've been talking to a Leeds-based artist/carpenter who's very excited to help get this project off the ground. Jake from lightabox.com is starting on the design and build of Kirkstall's first book exchange box this week, so I'll keep you updated with progress!

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    • Harriett Richardson5 years ago
      Harriett Richardson

      Harriett Richardson

      5 years ago

      We're over a third of the way! Thank you so much in helping to raise money and awareness of this project. Please continue to share the JustGiving page with your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours!

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    25

    • Madeleine Jones

      Madeleine Jones

      Oct 23, 2019

      All the best for reaching your target!!! Excited to use it when it's up and running!! X

      £5.00

    • Graham Guest

      Graham Guest

      Oct 21, 2019

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 21, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 21, 2019

    • Lucy Old

      Lucy Old

      Oct 21, 2019

      £5.00

    • Helen Campbell

      Helen Campbell

      Oct 21, 2019

      £5.00

    • Rebecca Nicholson

      Rebecca Nicholson

      Oct 21, 2019

      Great idea for a great community. <3 Kirkstall

      £10.00

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