Mini-Library & Madagascar Library (Aired on January 3 & 4, 2015)
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Co-host Jonah Triebwasser and producer Kathy Kruger interview Mike Green and Matt Cruz about Hyde Park Rotary’s Little Free Library in the Stop & Shop Plaza in the Hyde Park Mall, the Rotary Club operates in conjunction with the Hyde Park Free Library. The movement to install Little Free Libraries has been spreading from town to town, and Rotarians are often behind the installation. In a Little Free Library, a small number of books (40 in the case of Hyde Park) are available for anyone to borrow—no library cards or check-out needed. Borrowers may return the book when they desire or replace it with another book—and keep the one they took—or return it to the Hyde Park Library. Books are donated through the Hyde Park Library, which maintains the collection. Hyde Park Rotary maintains the physical library, which was built as a model of the Hyde Park Free Library building. Literacy is one of the main areas of Rotary activity. In addition to the mini-library,