Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Little Free Libary
Several weeks ago, M. and I took a Sunday afternoon walk in a small town across the river. We strolled along the waterfront street, admiring the architecture of many of the old homes and buildings. Walking past a brick home, we suddenly came upon the above scene, and I screeched to a halt to investigate! There were signs explaining that this was The Little Free Library and that we were encouraged to take a book with us. An invitation to leave a book was presented as well. After we had our fill of browsing shelves and set off down the street again, I suddenly remembered seeing an article about this very "library" in a local newspaper.
You can learn more about the inspiring "take a book, return a book" concept that many neighborhoods around the world are participating in here. And with a mission to promote literacy and the love of reading, as well as building a sense of community, what not's to love about the idea?