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Photo by Colleen Murphy

One reader writes: “Might be a good idea to encourage people to avoid the little free libraries. I know everyone is about to be bored out of their mind and stir crazy but safe is better than sorry!”

Thanks to Colleen for sharing these photos from Mount Pleasant: “wipes available for people nervous to touch the books.”

Is it probably best to avoid these or would wiping the books down be sufficient?

For those who wish to avoid remember what we spoke about yesterday “more than 15 million free online movies, eBooks, music and more from the DC Public Library.”.

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Thanks to Nicole for getting is into the weekend on the good foot. From Woodridge:

“Every year the Lone Book Ranger visits our little free library leaving some free wrapped new books! It is so much fun! Has anyone else seen these?”

Lone Book Ranger’s twitter says:

“Bookslinger fighting for truth, justice, & the book reading way by donating books to Little Free Libraries in DC. Hi ho books, away!”

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Photo by Rich Reyes-Gavilan

Thanks to all who passed on this, um, interesting take on Little Free Libraries. The photo was tweeted by DC Public Library Executive Director Rich Reyes-Gavilan, who wrote:

“OK, I want to assure my neighbors that I am not responsible for this screed. We at @dcpl are not against little free libraries and don’t see them as competition. Some years ago I found a Calvin & Hobbes book in one that I looked at momentarily.” Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser announced that District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) will hold collection events this year at libraries in all eight wards to allow District residents and businesses to responsibly recycle their used electronic equipment through the Department of Energy & Environment’s (DOEE) eCycle DC program.

“As one of the greenest cities in the nation, the District is committed to giving our residents convenient opportunities to recycle responsibly right at their local libraries,” said Mayor Bowser. “It takes all of us to keep our city and our world clean, beautiful, and sustainable, and programs like eCycle DC go a long way.”

The first collection events will take place on June 15, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library (3935 Benning Road, NE) and Chevy Chase Library (5625 Connecticut Avenue, NW). Read More

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