Leeds Community Library


The team in Leeds have been busy designing and building this fantastic community library.


These types of community libraries are a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. These exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favourite books with their community.


The Skill Mill works with young people living in communities where economic decline and deprivation has been severe. The model has been recognised by Eurocitiesas an example of effective practice in Newcastle upon Tyne where the model began and now operating in many other cities in England. The work itself benefits communities by delivering services which improve the local environment, increase civic pride and care for public spaces and community assets.