Did you know there’s a library in Columbia Park? There is one, the door is always unlocked, and of course there’s a pleasant place to sit–outside.(No Internet access, though.) It’s at 36-1/2 Avenue and Quincy Street.
Check it out, and maybe you’ll be inspired to set one up in front of your place. (Lots of stories and ideas about neighborhood-building are at the Neighborhood Life web site.)