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Villagers turn Blagdon phone box into library
Jane Adams in the Blagdon library in a phone box
Villagers wanted to make good use of the disused phone box

A decommissioned red phone box in Blagdon has been transformed into a library for the North Somerset village.

Villagers bought the 1935 kiosk from BT for £1 and have kitted it out with six bookshelves and carpeted the floor.

The resource, which is free, is open 24 hours a day and even boasts a bespoke illuminated "library" sign.

Local trader Jane Adams, one of the project's sponsors, said: "It would have been just left empty and looking sad but now it's a real focal point."

Another library user, 10-year-old Catherine, is planning to borrow books by her favourite author, Louise Renninson, from the phone box.

"It's great, people can share their books with other people, like a swap-shop.

"It's really cool - it's like the TARDIS."

Phone box has new life as library
29 Nov 09 |  Somerset


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