Today's crumb was shared by a reader in Bloomington, Indiana. It happened in Ankara, Turkey, where sanitation crews spent months rescuing discarded books from curbside refuse piles. They used the books to create a new public library which opened last September in an abandoned brick building owned by the sanitation department.

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The library now houses 6,000 pieces of literature, including many books in English and French for bilingual visitors. There's also a children's section, and village school teachers from across Turkey are requesting books. The library recycles a vast amount of paper that would otherwise swell Turkish landfills.