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http://www.TRUSTlibrary.org are looking for Volunteers and partner organisations:) Handbook Released

Posted on: February 13, 2011

TRUSTlibrary.org Setup Guidance

Thanks for looking into how to make your own FREE Trust Library. The aim is to help others get free books and then give them away so that we can all easily help each other have a nicer day! The key is to make the Library easy to spot using the most accessibly location while making the library look as stylish as possible using the resources you have. For starters we have created the website with documents to download to make it as easy as possible for you to improve your neighbourhood by creating a trust library. The best part is that you can make it however you want and show others what you made here. So to help you here are some pointers (essentially put books in boxes with posters and list the location on TRUSTlibrary.org)…

Download all the documents on http://wwww.TRUSTlibrary.org.

List yourself on the Volunteers page and then to chat with other volunteers to get the latest advice. http://www.webjam.com/TRUSTlibrary/volunteers
List your name & what you can 1. GIVE 2. WANT 3. Email Contact 4. Your Donation 5. Suggestions

So I put this…Ed Whyman
1. I want to volunteer and will promote this site on Facebook/Twitter
2. I want to make exciting collaborative artworks using recycled material.
3. http://www.twitter.com/whymandesign
4. I have subscribed to donate £9 a month and have set up a trust library using my unwanted books.
6.I also can provide art to display in the shops. examples at at http://www.whymandesign.com

Book Stamp Design (text to use to stamp every book that goes through the Library)
You can create & get free stamps and postcards/T-shirts from http://www.VISTAprint.com
FREE BOOK FREEtraid.org Read/Review/Draw/Give & Donate TRUSTlibrary.org rate__/99 write review….

Website
Please list the location of the Trust Library you are looking to make on the website and when it is made please take pictures and video’s and link to it from the relevant Town page. (If no town page exists ask for one by commenting on the http://www.webjam.com/TRUSTlibrary/volunteers page.)

Social Sites (Facebook/twitter…)
As a volunteer you can get feedback on what you are doing on Facebook and Twitter by joining this group https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=348867089849 and follow http://twitter.com/TRUSTlibrary or use this #WEBiversity

Build your Library
Find a location and stick up the posters and signs there and around town so that others know where to go to find your library. Use recycled material such as cardboard boxes and modify/improve them by sticking posters on or painting them. Then put as many unwanted books as you can collect (after stamping them with the stamp)

Get books
Use the people you already know to get books. Friends/family/collogues are the best contacts. At least one should know someone who is getting rid of books. If that is not successful then either call or walk in to your local charity shops and ask them if you can take any books that they can not sell away in exchange for a donation (You can get a lot of books for under £10 and if you can not afford that contact us and we can help). http://www.charityshops.org.uk or similar sites will give you the contact details for your local charity shops.

Book Review Information (post at http://www.webjam.com/trustlibrary/book_review )
Please list the books below in this order
1. Location found
2. Who you gave the book to (or will give to)
3. Book Name
4. Your Review
5. Link to the book review from http://www.WEBiversity.org
6. Your contact details (hear about when free books are given away in your local area by subscribing to our newsletter and follow us at http://www.twitter.com/trustlibrary

For a real example…
Ed Whyman
1. I found a book at the British Library.
2. I gave it to my Grand Mother!
3. Book Name: The Power Of Now.
4. I rate it 9/10 Great explanation of how everyone can make their life great by enjoying living now and combating unnecessary worrying.
5. http://webiversity.mirocommunity.org/video/
6. Contact me at http://www.twitter.com/whymandesign
Frequently Asked Questions
List all questions or suggestions on the Volunteers page http://www.webjam.com/TRUSTlibrary/volunteers

Future Development
We are looking for Train Stations, Tube Stations, Airports, Ports, Libraries, Hostel, Hotel, Charity Shops where we can give free books away with you. We are also looking at the best way to distribute the free books using existing transport infrastructure so that we can add value to your services. Do you have a Bus, Lorry, Train, Plane that has spare space that we can use to install a FREE Trust Library in your area?
List comments/suppliers at http://www.webjam.com/trustlibrary/partners
If you find a new location list it at http://www.webjam.com/trustlibrary/new_location

http://www.TRUSTlibrary.org is created by http://www.WHYMANdesign.com

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