Little Free Library in Pasco promotes reading

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PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- A Pasco man has built a mini-library to encourage people to take advantage of books, even though they have the choice of electronic media.

The library built by Steve Bisch looks like a large birdhouse and has room for about 40 books and magazines.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/dLv0O4 ) it sits under a blue spruce in front of his mother-in-law's home and has a bench nearby for people who was to stop and read.

Bisch says he got the idea from a TV program about the national Little Free Library program.

Users are free to take a book without signing it out or paying a free. Readers are encouraged to return it or replace it with another book.

The Pasco branch is registered as No. 1389 with Little Free Library.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com