Mobile library on the beaches of Tel Aviv Mobile library on the beaches of Tel Aviv Mobile library on the beaches of Tel Aviv (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP / Getty Images)

Bus stops, beach carts double as mini-libraries

No dues. No late fees. No hassles.

Thanks to the success of a six-week trial program in Haifa, Israel, mini-libraries have been popping up at bus stops – making old school new again.

Return your book at the end of your ride, or keep it for a few days. It’s all up to you. Plus, if you’d like to add to the library, feel free – donations are always welcome. What a novel idea.

And it’s not just bus stops. A makeshift library cart was spotted at a local beach in Tel Aviv.

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The idea seems to be catching on in places like Manhattan, too, where one clever Columbia University grad created custom-made shelves that fit neatly into old pay-phone slots.

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But until mini-libraries hit your neighborhood bus stop or pay phone, take a cue from this woman killing time at her bus stop in England.

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No dues. No late fees. No hassles.