Disused red telephone box becomes village 'library'

Children in the North Yorkshire village are among those involved in the scheme

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A phone box in a North Yorkshire village which was lying empty has been taken over by residents and is being used as a tiny library.

The kiosk in the centre of Marton cum Grafton is now being stocked up with books after the parish council bought it from British Telecom for £1.

Council clerk Linda Bullus said: "We are going to use it as a book exchange and are hoping people drop off books."

Children in the village are among those involved in the project.

A three month trial period is under way to see how well the scheme works.

If it is deemed a success then it will become permanent.

Ms Bullus said they had already received a "positive" response to the initiative.

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