#TGIFilipino @goodnewspilipinas "The Reading Club 2000 is open twenty-four seven, seven days a week and is rules-free – no membership, no borrower’s card, and no identification card needed. Visitors have also no limit on the quantity of books they can take. One may even choose to keep the books or return them. "I encourage sharing with their neighbors when they are done," Nanie explains. When asked if the rules-free library would be taken advantage of by anyone who would take all the books, Nanie shakes his head and says: "The books have multiplied." Guanlao has no idea how many books are in his possession, but there are easily 2,000 or 3,000 on the shelves and in the boxes stacked outside his front door. There are more books inside the house with books even stacked all the way up the stairs.
The library is not advertised, but somehow, every day, a steady stream of people find their way there.
Mang Nanie’s @readingclub2000 has also begun a bicycle service library which carries books, newspapers, and magazines. He had also given away some of his excess books to Manila's poorest neighborhoods; Payatas and Tondo. More books have also reached the town of Tabuk in Kalinga, Tawi-Tawi, and to the survivors of typhoons Pablo and Yolanda. Mang Nanie’s Reading Club 2000 has been credited with inspiring other people to set up similar libraries around the country."