THE LIBRARY THAT BELONGS TO EVERYONE ~ IT’S LITTLE AND IT’S FREE

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

 

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: A GOOD MATCH

Ben H., the Editorial team leader at WordPress, says some things just work together: babies and stripes, road trips and loud music, beaches and beer. His challenge: share a photo of a satisfying pairing.

Cats always strike a pose that’s photogenic, don’t they?

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Cat in a fishing boat, Isola dei Pescatore, Italy

Cats don’t beat themselves up about not working hard enough.  They don’t get up and go, they sit down and stay.  For them, lethargy is an art form.  From their vantage points on top of fences and ledges, they see the treadmills of human obligations for what it is – a meaningless waste of nap time.

Helen Brown wrote this in her book, Cleo.  I couldn’t say it any better.

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How much do you love cats? Take this quiz.

Toni 2/22/17

 

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: AGAINST THE ODDS

In Stresa, the promenade along Lake Maggiore is quite impressive.

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In among the hedges and shrubs and hickory trees, there are signs.img_1340

Translation: *it is forbidden to administer food for the birds

But birds flock here because there’s room….

img_1342…and board.  That’s just the Italian way.  Che gentile.

Toni 2/18/17