“Leave and Take” libraries launched in Monaco

As part of efforts to promote the reduction of waste, the Mairie has opened the first of a series of municipal libraries featuring books donated in the Principality.

The Mairie’s Marjorie Crovetto and Chloé Boscagli Leclercq inaugurated the shared libraries on Friday 24thNovember, during European Waste Reduction Week (SERD).

In addition to containing books for the general public, the shared library located at Parc Princesse Antoinette includes a selection of children’s books such as comics and novels, while a second, installed at the Condamine Market, has works intended for a wider audience, including novels, essays and poetry. All of these books were received during a collection organised at the Condamine Market for SERD 2023.

Soon, other shared libraries dedicated to early childhood and parenting will see the light of day in the Principality’s childcare centres.

“Resulting from a project aimed at promoting the circular economy, the ‘Làscia e Piya!’, (leave and take!), give users the opportunity to drop off books and borrow works left by other readers in a specially dedicated place designed by the Municipal Technical Services teams,” said the Mairie in a statement. “This local cultural approach allows us to build social links and create moments of sharing, and is part of the project to fight against all forms of waste initiated by the Municipal Institution.”

Among the waste reduction initiatives also launched and supported by the Mairie de Monaco are the Mùnegu Repair Café, plant donations, and clothing collections.

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