My husband and I were headed home from a morning of curb shopping, when he spotted a Little Free Library a block from our house! Do you know about these?
Basically it’s a little weather-proof box filled with books that are free for the taking. You can borrow books, and bring them back, or you can even keep them. They just ask that you add books to the box. “Take a book, return a book” is their motto.
When I looked inside the box, there were nine books and one DVD.
I took two home with me …
and I took five back. They didn’t have any kids’ books yet, so I figured I’d get their collection going.
I absolutely love the Little Free Library concept, and had been thinking about adding one to our yard. When my husband worked outside the home, we set up a free box at his office, with a “take what you need; leave what you don’t” motto, and it was a big hit with his co-workers.
I checked the LittleFreeLibrary website, and there aren’t any libraries listed in our town, so I’m thinking we’ve found the perfect project for my oldest daughter’s Girl Scout Silver Award. She loves books and recycling as much as I do.
If you’re interested in building a Little Free Library, or just want to see if there are any in your area, check out LittleFreeLibrary.org.