Friday, September 28, 2012

The man who turned his home into a public library

If you like books and libraries, you'll like this story...

Kate McGeown writes: “Hernando Guanlao is a sprightly man in his early 60s, with one abiding passion—books. Guanlao, known by his nickname Nanie, has set up an informal library outside his home in central Manila in the Philippines to encourage his local community to share his joy of reading. In the 12 years he’s been running his library (or, as he calls it, his Reading Club 2000), he’s found that his collection has grown rather than diminished, as more and more people donate to the cause. To help the poorest communities, Guanlao rides to them on his ‘book bike,’ which has a large basket piled high with books.”

See the full article here.  Some light Friday reading.