How to turn a fridge into a library

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Brazil. Take an old fridge. Let graffiti artists decorate it. Get volunteers to fill it with old books and place it on the street – at bus stops, in parks. Let anyone browse and borrow. The only rule? Return the books.

Thus Brazilian creativity brings literacy to the streets. How cool is that?

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The street fridges are nicknamed gelatecas: a mix of geladeira (fridge) and biblioteca (library), and someone came up with a slogan: “refresh your mind.” It started in Brasília, Brazil’s capital. Let’s hope it spreads.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth says:

    How I wish it would spread! We need quality education to spread in our country as well.

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    1. JJ Wilson says:

      Definitely. It’s such a great idea for everyone – people on the street, graffiti artists, and fridge recyclers! I heard about it on Jornal Nacional on Globo. Everyone they interviewed loved the idea.

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  2. Oven Reviews says:

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

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