Britain’s Telephone Box Libraries.
BT (British Telecom)
launched a programme called ‘Adopt a kiosk’ in 2009. The programme
allowed local communities and parish councils to adopt decommissioned
telephone boxes in their areas for as low as £1 and turn them into
The red phone box
has been a symbol of British culture since the 1920s and communities
have been coming up with innovative uses for them, Some have been
converted into art galleries, tea rooms, florists, grocery shops, and
one of the most popular reuses – the lending library. The Community
Heartbeat Trust charity has even installed defibrillators in some boxes
so you can save someone’s life before the paramedics arrive.