Garbage collectors in Turkish capital Ankara are recycling books they find in trash. They have created mobile library. The library is full of books that people have thrown away. There are now over 9,000 books on library's shelves. books are divided into over 20 categories, including politics, philosophy, drama, thrillers, romance, history, literature, healthy living and economics. The library is inside truck that tours schools in suburbs of Ankara. The garbage collectors hope to create greater passion for reading books in children, especially in age of mobile phones and tablets. Many schools do not have reading room or their own library.
library has got lot of attention in Turkey. There is now campaign for it to grow. People from all over Turkey are sending their unwanted or old books to garbage collectors. The director of library said: "The interest is growing. Each day we have guests coming here to borrow books or have quiet time to read." A worker at mobile library said: "We have books here for children aged from six to ten, but also books for older children, like world classics and fiction novels. We hope that it will amuse them and arouse passion for books." Turkey currently has just one public library for every 70,000 people, compared to one for every 6,200 people in European Union.