Trinidad has started building Little Free Libraries (LFL) to bring books closer to the community. These were presented in the fall and spring at a TNA meeting and the first one up and running was built and installed by Trinidad resident Aaron Williams in the 1100 block of Staples Street. It is stocked with both children’s and adult books. Please stop by to drop off a book you have finished or pick up a new one to read!
This LFL is being registered and will soon be on the map at http://www.littlefreelibrary.org.
A little farther from Trinidad near the NoMa metro there is a pop-up book store. Carpe Librum opened a temporary used book, CD and DVD store at 140 M Street NE. They are open from 11 am – 7:30 pm on weekdays and 11:30 am – 6 pm on Saturdays (the shop will be there at least through the end of August). Prices for books, CDs, and DVDs are between $1 and $4. The pop-up is working with Turning The Page, an educational non-profit. Proceeds support family engagement programs in DC public schools. There is a display on Turning The Page programs or you can find more information at their website (www.turningthepage.org).