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?
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.