Street library

  • Posted on: 21 August 2017
  • By: Susanne Wrighton
People's Library - New York

Street library – Berlin

The Street library supports unprivileged citizens in a Kiez (which is the name for a district or neighbourhood in Berlin), especially by fulfilling the parents dreams that their children get the opportunity to learn. The aim is to give children confidence, courage and to support their ability of studying through illustrated books, creative activities and games.
People with different backgrounds aim to overcome social segregation and poverty, in order that even the poorest have access to their rights, such as the right for education, vocational education and a family life.

The Street library gives the citizens a chance to share their knowledge and their abilities with others. Furthermore, the Street library lets the people experience the world of books, with a variety of books and a reading.

People’s library – New York

The People’s Library is the collective, public, open library of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) leaderless resistance movement. It is located on Liberty Plaza in New York City and provides free, open and unrestricted access to books, magazines, newspapers, zines, pamphlets and other materials that have been donated, collected, gathered and discovered during the occupation.
The book-sharing system consists of a few mobile units used by librarians to ferry free books in and out of the OWS storage facility and to Liberty plaza and actions around the city. The librarians are dedicated to find a space to allow for greater access to the collection.

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