A week or so before lockdown we placed a box of about 25 books by our front gate with a poster explaining we would like people to take a book and then donate a book.
We have had the most wonderful response, lots of people have donated books on a huge range of subject matter from Victorian pornography to religion!
We have had thank you notes posted through the door and had great (distanced) chats with neighbours we have never met before.
People are now diverting to call by to donate and collect books, I think we have turned around about 300 books.
Other people in the area have put out boxes of seedlings, dried herbs, magazines etc.
One street has beautiful hand drawn cartoons pinned to the trees telling us all to stay positive.
It makes our daily walk such a joy to see a community coming together.
Are other communities doing anything similar?