Need a book, take a book. Have a book, give a book.

Crashspace built a little free library this week. The idea came around from Adam Savage’s tweet about this boing boing article.


Going into this we didn’t really know what we were doing. We really couldn’t use the kit or the plans from the website as is. We designed this library to resemble our actual building. A door sensor and a connected @crashlibrary twitter account really started making this a crashspace special project. Now anyone can be notified about the library’s usage. After the twitter integration we figured a strip of LEDs was in order. It entice folks to pay a visit all night. We already got some midnight visitors:



If you are in or around LA, please come by.

@penguino and @zoelle got the ball rolling by building committing to help out early on. We threw an event on the crashspace calendar for when we’d get started. When that night finally came around we already had a fair bit of input from our mailing list and a sheet of plywood. Many crashspace members brought their tools and know-how. From there it was only a few days of hard work, some coordinator, and tons of help from everyone at crashspace.

Special thanks go to steve, rachel, michelle, pinguino, naim, david, marius, adam, kyle, sarah, mikeo, sparkles, and all the lovely folks who are reading and bringing books!


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  1. June 6th, 2012

    @ 11:40 pm

    […] update: Crashspace has an articles and some pics and videos of the library in action!! […]

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    […] we pooled our efforts to create the best kitty covered tweeting little free library we were approached by a number of community organization. This is culminating into a couple great […]

  3. June 8th, 2013

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    […] projects will be given by Steven Goldstein (Flipbookit mechanical animation kit), Matt Pinner (Crash Library little twitter-attached lending library), and Naim Busek (Crash Inspired Mobile LED display). […]

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