Recently we launched at CIAT HQ a Free Little Library which we called “Biblio-CIAT”. We hope to stimulate conversation and engage readers of all nationalities. You can find Biblio-CIAT at the coffee shop.
How it works:
- We asked CIAT HQ staff to donate favorite books, fiction or non-fiction, in any language: “Just go ahead and place them on the shelves. No need to inform anybody.”
- People are invited to take a book (or two) from Biblio-CIAT, with no need to return that exact book: “However, in order to keep the Little Library full of good choices for the whole CIAT community, the next time you swing by the Library bring a few books to share.”
- We invited users of teh library to include little messages in the books they leave. For example, writing their name and the date on the inside cover, and write a note about what they liked – or didn’t about the book.
Take a book. Leave a book.
First reactions have been relly positive and we have already seen quite some movement with new books coming in and other books having been taken.