‘It’s a brilliant idea’: Sheffield community transforms old phone box and locals love it

A Sheffield neighbourhood now has its own miniature library after telephone box was transformed into a book swap.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 12:11 pm
Sheffield telephone box has been transformed into a community library.

Bookworms in Meersbrook can broaden their literary horizons after a telephone box became a book exchange overnight.

The kiosk has been fitted with wooden shelves and contains a range of childrens’ books text books and novels.

Residents said the idea was “brilliant”

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Meersbrook resident Declan French with a book he has borrowed from the telephone library.

Declan French of Valley Road said: Someone put a box in there and filled it with books.

"It just appeared overnight – I don’t know who’s responsible but i guess we are all responsible around here now.

“It’s a brilliant idea. I hope people look after it.

“I have had a clear-out of some of my own books and I also have borrowed one which is very interesting.

“I was talking to a woman this morning who borrowed a book about wildlife for her kids.”

The telephone in the kiosk which no longer has a door appears to be in working order.