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Little Free Library movement takes off in Australia

A Little Free Library in Piedmont, California.
A Little Free Library in Piedmont, California. Image by Franco Folini / CC BY-SA 2.0

The US-inspired Little Free Library movement, where people build mini-libraries using recycled materials and lend books to the public for free, has taken off in Australia mainly in the southern city of Melbourne. These libraries are mapped on a website for travellers and locals to find them though some people have stumbled across libraries through serenpidity. Books are available to be borrowed or exchanged.  Read more: abc.net.au