I keep hearing about Little Free Libraries, and they do sound like fun. This LA Times article, Little Free Library brings neighbors together through books, summarizes the idea:
A nationwide movement, Little Free Library prompts bibliophiles to put up small shelved structures outside their homes where people can take books and leave some, too. The result can be conversation, friendship and a sense of community.
I liked this part:
I met more neighbors in the first three weeks than in the previous 30 years,said Beggs, 76.
When a 9-year-old boy knocked on his door one morning to say how much he liked the little library, Beggs knew he was on to something. He added amenities to make it more welcoming. He crafted wooden benches from leftover beams and installed them on either side of the library amid redwood chips that cushion the feet. [continue]
Tiny House Blog’s Little Free Library post has photos of a few little libraries.
Anybody tempted to start a little library on Gabriola? Having one at the Descanso Bay ferry terminal would be handy. Or, hmmm, maybe one near the cafe window on the outside of the Skol Pub….
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