UPDATE: A resident reports the tiny library is back. And fully stocked. ~~~~
Regular readers of Jamaica Plain News know we follow the neighborhood's collection of Little Libraries. We recently learned the DIY leave a book/take a book depot at Chestnut Avenue and Paul Gore is gone. Neighbors have been discussing the disappearance of the hand-made library on a Facebook group for Jamaica Plain.
Good morning, neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Tuesday, Nov. 11. JP Branch Library Renovation Meeting: The latest in a string of public meetings to shape the renovation of the JP Branch Library is Wednesday. Meet project architects Utile and share your ideas.
The proliferation of "Little Libraries" is being seen from South Korea to Qatar. There are at least five in Jamaica Plain. According to a story in The Atlantic, the unofficial libraries are booming around the world. The map in the gallery above just shows libraries created in the "Little Free Library" network. It doesn't show many do-it-yourself efforts, like the one across from the JP Branch Library built by the Karma Carpenter.
A community-minded mystery carpenter has finished a new Little Library for the electrical box at Bardwell and South streets. And as, promised, it has a cool design. In May, the JP Little Library went missing or was damaged. Residents mourned the passing of the quirky neighborhood feature. A JP man who hammers and nails for justice under the name "Karma Carpenter" promised the neighborhood a new one.