Even as a book lover (check out my book club if you haven’t yet!), the idea of owning my own library was something that hadn’t crossed my mind. But once we discovered the Little Free Library program, I knew I had to be a part of it.
The idea appealed to me not only because I love books but I also love community. The Little Free Library’s slogan of “take a book, share a book” is a great way to giveback to your neighbors.
If you pass a Little Free Library, here’s how it works. Open up the door and take any book you want! Or if you have a book you want to donate, drop it in.
I donated a ton of books in my area before realizing I’d love to have a little library of my own. We ordered one online and it came mostly assembled, but we still needed to put the final pieces together (my handy husband handled that part). I also opted to have it come with a screw for the ground which made it easier to install.
It’s really that simple.
Here’s some more information from their site: “Our library models weather-resistant, low-maintenance, and are all built by Amish craftsmen in America. If you built your own library, make sure to register it with one of our charter signs!”
And here’s a map to find out if there are any near you.
So if you’re a bookworm like me, check out other little libraries in your area or get your own – happy reading!