Published on January 16th, 2013 | by admin
Listen – Stanley Ravi – Started Little Free Library initiative on streets of Bangalore
The Little Free Library (LFL) located on Brigade Cross Road is perhaps the first-ever such endeavour in the country. The LFL, nothing but a small book case, will remain open on all days of the week from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM.
LFL is an idea that prompts bibliophiles to put up small shelved structures outside their homes where people can take books and leave some too. LFL has the potential that involves more than reading: it can lead to a conversation, friendship and a sense of book lovers’ community.
Stanley Ravi, LFL founder, wanted to provide a home to over 50 books lying with him, unused. “My wife was running a nursery school which was shut down some time back. When she started the school, I handpicked imported books from makeshift stalls in Hyderabad. I picked them thinking of my daughter. But after school was shut, these books were left just like that, with nobody to use them. I came across the idea of Little Free Library on the internet and found it as apt home for my books,” says Ravi.