WORLD'S SMALLEST LIBRARY
Horace Horrise HQ, 1A Holbrook Lane, Chislehurst, BR7 6PE
Having been writing books since 2014 I have now built what I believe is the world's smallest library, using reclaimed wood, and installed it in my front garden. I want to make my books available to those who pass by regularly to give them a smile on the way to and from school or work or wherever.
I am slowly turning my front garden into a garden of fun, mostly with statues, furniture and signs. My Horace Horrise books (about the UK's favourite ever-so-slightly dysfunctional family) don't take up much space and their genre is humour so what better place for them than in their own mini library in my garden for people to borrow as they go past? Readers do not need to join my library as such. All they have to do is borrow, read, return, repeat. They can also pick up a free bookmark. It's a drive-by, or more accurately, walk-by library.
My tiny library, that is not much bigger than the average bird box with space for around a dozen books, is not the first fun item that I have made for my garden. The library sits next to my speed camera bird box that was installed to give the local birds somewhere new to nest. It's very popular. Plenty of drivers slow right down to take a closer look. I just hope that now they will stop, get out and come and borrow a book.