Shareable: These 5 Lending Libraries Are Redefining the Meaning of Ownership

I came across this one via googling " play library" on the world wide web! Thank you, Shareable!

By Cat Johnson | April 19, 2017

Libraries are no longer just places to borrow books. In recent years, libraries across the world have undergone a seismic transformation to better serve the needs of local communities. In fact, the very notion of what constitutes a "library" is being re-imagined.

In Toronto, Canada, a new Sharing Depot just opened where people can borrow all kinds of things, from sporting goods to camping equipment. The Sharing Depot builds on the success of the global Library of Things movement. On the neighborhood level, there's been a number of creative little free libraries that have been popping up. These libraries function differently from their larger counterparts, in that people are free to take — instead of simply borrow — books, and they can leave any old or unwanted books in the libraries for others to take. In Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jessica McClard took inspiration from little free libraries and set up a wildly successful little free pantry to share food and household items. 

We've rounded up five organizations that are re-thinking what can be loaned and borrowed:

Play Library is #2. Here's a link to the blog post.