Disused red telephone box becomes village 'library'
- 21 September 2010
- From the section York & North Yorkshire
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.