CNN reports that garbage collectors in Ankara, Turkey have opened a library with books “once destined for the landfills.” The library, located in the Çankaya district of Ankara, was founded by sanitation workers for use by themselves and their families from discarded books they found during their daily trash collections. But once the word spread, donations began to pour in and now the library is open to the public. In fact, they’ve been so successful in their collection development efforts that “the library now loans the salvaged books to schools, educational programs, and even prisons.”

 

(Thanks to Leah Hinds for this ATG quirky.)