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Sit on it Detroit: Bus stops with free books

There are around 5,000 bus stops in the city of Detroit, but around half of them have no place to sit.

Kyle Bartell and Charles Molnar wanted to change that and were able to put their plan into action after winning around $1100 (£730) in funding from their local community at a Detroit Soup dinner.

Sit on It Detroit was born, and today Kyle and Charles build bus stop benches with a difference: they also include a free library.

Today, their benches are dotted all over Motor City and Sit on It Detroit has evolved into a full-time job for the pair.

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