Kolkata couple opens a free street library; turns old fridge into a book shelf
Reportedly, Kalidas Haldar and Kumkum Haldar have teamed up with a general store owner to open a free street library in Patuli. They started this library by converting an old fridge into a bookshelf.
The city of Kolkata has something exciting to offer to all the bibliophiles. The people of the city and their love for books is one of the things Kolkata is popularly widespread. It is home to College street which is the largest bookselling market in the country and the second-largest in the world.
Keeping up with the book-reading practice, a Bengali couple took a small initiative of setting up a street library which includes their personal properties and also in no exchange for money.
Reportedly, Kalidas Haldar and Kumkum Haldar have teamed up with a general store owner to open a free street library in Patuli. They started this library by converting an old fridge into a bookshelf. The shelf is placed outside Tarapodh Kahar Kirana store. On the side of the fridge turned cabinet several rules of borrowing books have been listed down.
For instance, it asks the users to borrow one book at a time for a month. It also asks people to contribute old books to the library.
Take a look at the street librar
Few kirana store owners in #Kolkata have now opened a street library in South Kolkata where one can borrow a book for a month for free!!!— AncientHistory (@VisionHistory) March 30, 2021
An old fridge & a bookshelf in the store are all they have now.
Love and respect for their initiative ???????? pic.twitter.com/CJGjMI3pct