The Little Free Libraries project is the brainchild of Todd Bol.

The first Little Free Library I ever saw was in Savannah.  What a charmer, tucked under the stairs on East Charleton Street, the site of Flannery O’Conner’s childhood home.

 

Now these little book boxes have gone viral.  (Find one near you here.) This one is ready for it’s coming out party, in front of my YMCA in Stuart, FL.

 

Here’s the skinny.  There are no rules or fines, the books are always free. If you see something you want to read, take it.  You can leave a note in the book if you want. When you’re finished with a book, pass it along to a friend or return it to any Little Free Library.  I’ve got one ready to tuck inside after the ribbon-cutting.

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In a time when Google, Amazon, and Netflix unnervingly predict what we want to read/watch/think, it’s crackling good fun to open the door of a Little Free Library.

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Want to build your own?  I know I do.  But, if you’re like me, you have minimal non-existent carpentry skills. No worries. It’s a cakewalk.

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Little Free Libraries are bringing people together through books. The political right likes them. So does the left. Who says ‘no’ to reading?

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Little Free Libraries bring out our sweeter side.  So, what are you waiting for?

Whatcha Readin’ ? is the new Hello.

Toni 2/25/17

 

 

3 thoughts on “THE LIBRARY THAT BELONGS TO EVERYONE ~ IT’S LITTLE AND IT’S FREE

  1. Enjoyed your post. In Britain / the U.K. the old red disused public telephone box has become many new things including defibrillator point and sometimes free book swap (or both in some cases). Books and defibs – lifesaving and heartstopping in their own ways.

    Sadly the free public library service / mobile library service especially in some rural areas is under threat with cuts. One of the solutions is to create unstaffed or volunteer run microlibraries in other community venues such as pubs. We have one in my village (only of 250 books but you can order in for a monthly drop off) as the mobile library rarely comes now and the main town library is four miles away.

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