It started in 2010 with an internet posting making the rounds among library fans around the world. It was a picture of a desk made of books at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

'It was bounced around the in boxes at the Fond du Lac Public Library and eventually shared on the library’s Facebook page. Everyone said, “cool,” and left it at that.

'But when the plans for the library’s new branch began to firm up, the desk idea re-emerged...' Follow the links opposite to read more.