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Sharing Library in Roanoke Neighborhood

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Reporter: David Tate

Roanoke, VA - A trend catching on across the country has now popped up in Roanoke.

A "Sharing Library", found on Maiden Lane, is a small neighborhood resource that allows users to get a new book by putting back an old book.

The woman responsible says she did it after reading an article in a magazine about the trend. She thought it would be a good way memorialize her parents, who loved to read.

Some neighbors think it is a good idea too.

"At first I thought it was junk, honestly. Then I was reading and I thought, 'Wow, that's kind of a cool project'. I like the idea of putting books and reading just out in the public, not necessarily institutionalized," said Stephanie Lohmann.

The owner says that since the library was opened earlier in the month that a steady flow of users has nearly depleted her collection for now.

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