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Hi Bettina,
I know that tradition, we also have something like that in Germany. I think it is a really great idea to transfer this Christmas tradition to the mentoring project! It is not only personal, but also a very good addition to the question of “how we can make this project accessible to many people, by offering different platforms”. Thank you!

Hi Ashley,

I know the little free library and I like it very much, but had totally forgotten about it, so thank you for reminding me! Because you are right, it can be very well used for my idea and the motivational aspect of Geocaching is interesting as well, so thank you for that.

In general it depends on the city, but here it's often a good mixture between young and old people. But you mentioning that the library patronage is dominated by the older generation, made me think about how we could use this fact. So I thought that a lot of libraries do have halls for readings or events. That is why libraries might not only be a good place to exchange boxes, but also a good place for "mentoring events". For example, if we can identify a topic, on the notice board, that a lot of older adults want to learn about. Then a mentor, who has a firm knowledge about this topic could give a speech in the library about it.

So thank you for making me think about that!