WATCH | An honor-system library shaped like Doctor Who's TARDIS time machine just opened in Detroit, Michigan.
Dan Zemke came up with the idea for the library. He decided to make use of an empty lot in Detroit, combining his love of books and his love of "Doctor Who". Dan's father helped him build the replica.
Media organizations all around the country have written about the library.
Dan volunteers for Reach Out and Read, a non-profit organization, which advocates for childhood literacy. His work helping kids helped inspire the TARDIS project.
“Foot traffic has been pretty huge for a lesser-known street off a major road in Detroit...It’s been a really positive experience so far.”
Dan says that even after just a few weeks of opening, the library has attracted considerable attention.
The library is now open to the public. Visitors can take books home, or leave books inside for the next reader.