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The floating library comes to Echo Park Lake




The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by David Eberhardt via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by David Eberhardt via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by David Eberhardt via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by David Eberhardt via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by David Eberhardt via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by David Eberhardt via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Sarah Peters
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by Sarah Peters via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by Sarah Peters via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by David Eberhardt via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by David Eberhardt via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by David Eberhardt via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
The Floating Library got its start in Minneapolis. Its creator, Sarah Peters teamed up with Machine Project to bring it to Echo Park Lake in L.A.
Photo by Sarah Peters via Sarah Peters/Flickr Creative Commons


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If you head out to Echo Park Lake today, you might think your eyes are playing tricks on you — but rest assured — that's really a floating library in the middle of the lake.

In order to visit the library, you'll have to get friendly with a pedal boat to check out the new reads.

Thursday marks the first day of the floating library's weekend at Echo Park Lake. The library will feature books and creations submitted by L.A. artists.

Sarah Peters, joined us from on the show, calling in from the lake's boathouse. Peters is the creator of the floating library and she collaborated with local art organization Machine Project to bring it to L.A.

The library will be out on the lake 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. 

Click through the slideshow above to see the floating library in Minneapolis, where it first started. For more info on the project, visit the floating library's website.

To hear the full interview, press the blue play button above.