Another post from the new Spotlight on Paraparaumu and Raumati FB page. Perhaps ‘food depository’ is a better term than library — which actually derives from the Latin for ‘book’ and also implies items will be returned.
Little free book and food libraries which are popping up in Raumati and Raumatu South must be supported and encouraged says Community Board members Guy Burns and Bernie Randall.
The individuals and community groups like Greenown that have installed them are doing a wonderful job and bringing the idea of community sharing closer. The free book library has some beautiful hard covered books which remain untouched while unfortunately the food library is occasionally raided and all food taken.
Changing times! These grassroots initiatives can be become community hubs.