A trip to our little free library
We love visiting our local library branch. It truly is one of our most favourite places to visit, all year round. However, we recently discovered a new library branch in our neighbourhood…a little free library. Have you heard of the little free library phenomenon? If you head to the little free library website
you will learn about these are beautifully crafted boxes that people install in an easily accessible location on their property. The boxes often look like small buildings. Inside the box you will find books that are free for the taking. The idea is to take a book to read and leave a book for others to enjoy. A fabulous way to promote literacy. I learned about our little library recently and my daughters’ and I decided that we would venture over and check out the library on one of our very first days of summer vacation.
It was so exciting when we found the lovely little box along the sidewalk.
When we opened the door my girls chose one book and we picked up an information flyer.
Now, because we didn’t know what to expect we actually didn’t have a book to leave behind. However, we have put together a small pile of children’s books that we are going to drop off this week. The girls even spent some time writing little notes inside the books for whomever picks them up in the future.
I love the whole idea of these little libraries. They really are quite delightful. We are tempted to install one on our property. However, we live at the top of a rather big hill and at a very busy corner. I’m just afraid that our little library might not see many visitors and could potentially be vandalized. I must say if that did happen, we would be devastated. So, for now we will frequent our local branch. We also plan on checking out the map on the Little Free Library website and seek out other locations in neighbouring cities.
Is there a Little Free Library in your town? Do you have one on your property?
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