America's smallest library opens in Dutchess County
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CLINTON CORNERS, N.Y. -- A new library opening in Dutchess County is named the smallest in the United States.
A refurbished 1960's English telephone booth has been recycled, converted, and restored and will now be home to the smallest library in the country.
The tiny library located in Clinton Corners holds 150 books and is run through a community book exchange, with the motto "bring a book, take a book."
The light inside is powered by a solar panel, no librarian is required, and it will be open 24/7.
The woman behind the idea, Claudia Cooley, said the book booth has already caught the attention of many.
She said, "There's a major curiosity factor. You know, when you live in the country whenever there's something new to look at, it's very exciting. So the response has been favorable. Again, it gets more books into this part of our town, and like I said, the businesses are excited and that's the main purpose, to build community spirit. I'm really looking forward to unveiling it for the public to use."
The little library measures 3 feet, by 3 feet, by 8 feet and 4 inches.