Just out for a walk with my husband, enjoying the brisk air and warm sunshine, and listening to the songbirds chirp at the tops of the trees to claim their territory.
We rounded the corner, yacking about how we hoped these walks would slim us down some, when we discovered this amazing, welcoming, magical box, a “Little Free Library,” up on the ledge along the public sidewalk. Just open the little door and add or take a book.
The sign on the front says:
The Little Free Library
Please take a book, or leave a book.
Remember to keep it family friendly, so the entire family can enjoy!
The quote on the side is from J. K. Rowling:
I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book ~ J. K. Rowling
My husband says that our local Rotary club is considering placing these all around the area. Wouldn’t that be great? Can’t you just see children stopping to read or taking a book — putting one back, making it a habit? Awesome. I love this, the little free library.
I think we’ll add one to our yard. I’ve got tons of books from when the grandkids were little, just sitting here on bookshelves, and we’ve got kids all over our neighborhood who could use a chance to discover a new world.
How will I build them? The Internet is a wonderful place; here’s my answer: Little Free Library dot org, in the “builders” link.
There’s no excuse! Spread the word! Let’s spread the Little Free Library around the world.
How about you?
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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker