Rural Ankara district to turn old buses into libraries on wheels

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A rural district in Turkish capital Ankara will turn outdated buses into mobile libraries with the help of students, an official said.

The students, who are also members of the Youth Council of the district, started working with municipality workers to transform three old buses in the district into mobile libraries.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency about the project, Mayor Lokman Ertürk said Kahramankazan district "is being run with all parts of communities, especially with youth and children."

Ertürk said the project emerged with the idea of "making use of old municipality materials."

"Our youngsters came to the municipality with the idea of converting buses into libraries," Ertürk said, adding that it would offer opportunities to revive the book reading habit.

"We started with three old buses. Our interior architects designed the mobile libraries, which will move around every neighborhood in Kahramankazan."

The project is expected to be completed in a short period of time.

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