In Indianapolis, Some Public Sculptures Double as Lending Libraries

Michele Debczak

Posted by The Public Collection on Monday, November 2, 2015

A space doesn’t need four walls and a roof to qualify as a library—all it needs is books and people who are willing to share and read them. In addition to providing Indianapolis with good reads, the small, free libraries that are a part of Public Collection, a public art and literacy project, also act as public art for the city.

Each book station was designed by a different artist based in Indiana. The installations are part of the organization's plan to raise awareness for education and inspire appreciation for literature and the arts. The elaborate sculptures can be found in parks, homeless shelters, and public spaces throughout the city. All books have been provided by the Indianapolis Public Library and passersby are free to borrow and return them at their leisure.

Posted by The Public Collection on Monday, September 28, 2015

[h/t: City Lab]