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Britain’s Telephone Box Libraries.

BT (British Telecom) launched a programme called ‘Adopt a kiosk’ in 2009. The programme allowed local communities and parish councils to adopt decommissioned telephone boxes in their areas for as low as £1 and turn them into something else.

The red phone box has been a symbol of British culture since the 1920s and communities have been coming up with innovative uses for them, Some have been converted into art galleries, tea rooms, florists, grocery shops, and one of the most popular reuses - the lending library. The Community Heartbeat Trust charity has even installed defibrillators in some boxes so you can save someone’s life before the paramedics arrive.

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