Mission implausible, but possible; Handy librarians wanted to build a Neighborhood Book Exchange! (All Students)

Date and Location: Meet us at the Trail Meeting Room on Monday, January 21st at 5pm

Do you have an eye for library design?  Do you enjoy painting or using power tools?  Do you like to strategize about collection curation?  Do you like hunting for ‘found’ materials in Van City’s alleys and construction sites?  If you said ‘yes’ to any of these we would love your help designing and building a Neighborhood Book Exchange (NooX) to be shown, used, and admired at the iConference in February.  After the conference, we are going to give it away to a very lucky bibliophile.

A NooX is a physical container that hosts a public book exchange.  Some great examples of NooX can be seen in this pic gallery here at the Little Free Library organization website.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help design and build a NooX that is easily collapsible into the dimensions of a carry-on…by the time we hop a jet plane on February 11th!  We have all the tools available to us that we will need, and more, courtesy of the Vancouver Tool Library.

We would appreciate any help you’re willing to lend, whether with the design, construction, or decorating. During the ‘huddle’, we will explain this project, assess interest, and devise a plan. If you can’t make it to this meeting but still want to be involved, please contact us at book.bandy.research@gmail.com.


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