This “Story Pod” is a free-for-all lending library designed for a public park

Story Pod lending library in Newmarket Ontario

 

On the edge of a recently completed civic square for the Canadian town of Newmarket, Ontario, Atelier Kastelic Buffey (AKB) have designed the “Story Pod,” a free community-supported lending library that is open to everyone.

 

Story Pod lending library in Newmarket Ontario

 

The black box with vertical slats has two walls that pivot open like the covers of a book, welcoming people inside. Visitors can take or leave any of the books, or lounge quietly on the built-in seating and read.

 

Story Pod lending library in Newmarket Ontario

Story Pod lending library in Newmarket Ontario

Story Pod lending library in Newmarket Ontario

Story Pod lending library in Newmarket Ontario

 

At night the doors are locked, and energy efficienct LED lights, powered by solar panels on the roof, glow through the vertical slats like a lantern.

 

Story Pod lending library in Newmarket Ontario


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