I took a trip to the book box on the street corner, otherwise known as the Little Free Library. Have you seen one of these things? They are super cute! Here is ours:
The first Little Free Library was built in 2009 with the goal to provide an easy access point to free books within the community. I know what you are thinking… how is that different from the public library?
While public libraries are fantastic sources of information, they are not always accessible to a working person due to the hours, and life, ya know? The Free Little Library fills in the gap where a person, parent, or child can grab a quick read in their neighborhood, whenever they want! And they don’t even have to worry about returning it!
I didn’t even know we had a Little Free Library until a couple of months ago when my friend pointed it out while we were on a walk downtown. Since that day I make sure and take a peek at it when I go by to check that everything is in order. Sometimes I will find that the door is open, so I’ll stop and shut it so the books don’t get cold 🙂
Yesterday I took a couple of my favorites to drop off, Wuthering Heights and The Secret Garden. I have held on to my copy of The Secret Garden since I was a child – I am hoping it brings someone as much joy as it did for me!
While I was there, I picked up a worn old copy of From Here to Eternity by James Jones. This year’s reading list is full, but I can’t stop myself from adding more to the queue!
There are over 60,000 Free Little Library’s worldwide! Do you have one in your area?