People convert book-sharing libraries into mini food banks during coronavirus

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Pasta, peanut butter and packets of ramen are replacing shelves of books in Little Free Libraries across the country amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

The free book-sharing libraries are being converted into mini food banks with nonperishable goods available for those who may be in need as the pandemic presses on. 

Twitter users shared images of mini food banks popping up around the country, each offering a variety of goods available for others to take. 

In some cases, the libraries have notes asking community members to take what they need and leave what they can. 

In addition to food, paper goods such as toilet paper rolls, which are selling out in stores across the country, are being shared in some of the free pantries.

The global pandemic is causing states across the country to put in place mass closures, including shutting down schools as well as bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.

More than 7,300 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The death toll in the U.S. rose above 100 on Tuesday. 

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