Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our Little Free Library is up! We are so excited! What exactly is a Little Free Library? Below is the information taken from their facebook page. About Little Free Library. A sense of community, reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world Description We're building and promoting "Take a book, leave a book" structures that fit in a front yard, by a sidewalk, coffee shop or park and are just big enough to hold 20-30 books that kids and adults can give and take. Built with recycled materials, designed and decorated by neighborhood groups and watched over by volunteer stewards, each little "habitat for the humanities" turns over its collection s everal times a month. People seem to love the idea. They can't steal the books because the books are "free"--freely given by neighbors from their own collections, used bookstores, authors and others who love the sense of community that the Little Libraries create. Each LFLibrary will be located on a Google map with GPS coordinates. Many will have a theme--anything from heroes and geography to weather, children around the world, adventure, food, the environment, gardening...you name it. This nonprofit program is also generating support for libraries in villages in Asia, Latin America and Africa as well as the U.S. But it all starts small. As the Little Free Library network expands, local and national sponsors see the value as much as the children and adults who share their books and build "their own." We want to break Andrew Carnegie's record of 2,509 community free libraries. We recognize that people support what they help create. Partners are welcome! www.littlefreelibrary.org

1 comment:

Karen said...

What a cool idea! And very cute, too!