The latest in a network of a growing network of honesty box book exchanges across Leeds has just opened in Pudsey.
In an era of funding cuts to public facilities, Leeds Little Free Libraries encourage users to take or leave a book from their mini community libraries, making reading accessible to all.
The 22nd Little Free Library is now open on the Westdale estate in Pudsey.
The project is run by Leeds artist Carry Franklin. Posting on Facebook, she said:
“The brilliant community who live on this estate requested a library from their housing officer. A big thanks to LCC Outer West Housing Advisory Panel for finding the funds.
“And it was a lovely bit of serendipity that a three-legged ginger cat lived in the house next door…”
Cllr Peter Carlill (Lab, Farsley and Calverley, added:
“Great to see the Little Free Library I helped organise along with local residents and the housing team go up today on Westdale Drive.
“It’ll be joined shortly by a community noticeboard and some planters to improve the greenspace in the estate.
“This is the second one we’ve been able to organise – and watch this space for more plans across the ward!”
Little Free libraries promote kindness, sharing, civic pride, recycling and reusing, are a good talking point, social media check in and meeting place.
They can also be found in Landseer Grove in Bramley, The Newlands in Farsley and there are also plans for one in Rodley.