The public library decided to put bookshelves at several strategic spots around town. The idea was to promote reading by having a “take a book, leave a book” concept. Citizens were encouraged to take a book for free, but to replace it with another book that they had already read. That way, there would be an endless supply of books for the locals to read.
“It seemed like a good idea at the time,” one member of the library committee said. Unfortunatley, within a few weeks, the bookshelves were empty. Apparently “take a book” worked better than “leave a book.”
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt.