While in Indianapolis last weekend, Jodi and her sister Chelle happened on the Public Collection, a book sharing program sponsored by the Indianapolis Public Library. From their website: The Public Collection is a public art and literacy project consisting of artist-designed book share stations, developed to increase access to books and art. The project aims to improve literacy, foster a deeper appreciation of the arts, and promote social and educational justice in our community.
Through a curated process, Indiana-based artists were commissioned to design unique book share stations, or lending libraries, that are installed in community spaces around Indianapolis. The book share stations are free and available to everyone. Borrow and return books at your leisure.
It is possible that book sharing is around our region too, but I don’t recall seeing the unique stations like what was on display downtown in Indy. But, I don’t normally walk around Lake and Porter counties that much (since we’re such a driving society). Jodi and Chelle spend some time pursuing the selections which covered a variety of topics. Jodi selected a book titled ‘On Dupont Circle’ a story about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and other Progressives shaped our world, written by James Srodes.
Both of them are book worms and share books back and forth often. It was nice to see a book sharing program offered for a large city like Indy. Just thought it was a cool program so I naturally snapped a few images while we walked around the different book stations. Find out more at: http://thepubliccollection.org/ – Rick Bella for Bella Photography