I learned about Little Free Libraries when my husband, who spends a lot of time reading on the Internet, shared the website with me. After reading about the organization’s mission and worldwide success, I knew that I wanted to join the movement by building my own library and becoming a Little Free Library steward. For one, I was excited about doing something that contributed positively to my community. And of course, as a Librarian, Book Lover, and former Reading Teacher, I am also passionate about promoting literacy. So, when I thought about building a cute little house and filling it with books that anyone could take, I could barely contain my joy.
My husband and I chose to build our own library using the instructions that were provided on the website. When it was ready, we held a “Little Free Library Grand Opening” party. We invited all of our neighbors and friends to bring a book and fill the library as a community. Since that party almost two years ago, it has been thrilling to see a constant exchange of great books happening in our front yard. I can highly recommend joining the movement, and I look forward to spreading book love for many years to come!
If you would like to learn more, go here: http://littlefreelibrary.org/