Last year, we had a Little Free Library installed for our Literary Festival. Ever since its inception, we’ve several hundreds of books have found their way in and out of the chartreuse raised box, with frequent visitors opening its little door each day.
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community; Little Libraries have been called “mini-town squares.”
Yesterday, we had a man tell us that he frequently comes to our LFL stand to replenish the children’s books of the King Street McDonald’s LFL. What he does, he said, is sort through our books for children’s books, and then walks them down to the LFL by McDonalds. We should all be doing this! Little Free Libraries aren’t just for adults, and we should feel welcome to take our part in replenishing other LFL’s in need. Thank you, sir, for what you’re doing!