It’s National Library Week and I simply must cover one of the coolest book-sharing ideas ever—the Little Free Libraries. Because they originated in Wisconsin and because Madison is so very community-minded, the town is filled with these fascinating boxes.
A few weeks ago I was strolling with my granddaughter and we came upon this library on Mineral Point Boulevard. Isn’t it just the cutest? Let me tell you, a lot of craftsmanship went into this and my outdated iPhone doesn’t do it justice. Besides missing my camera, I was also bummed we didn’t have a book with us so my granddaughter could enjoy the “take a book, leave a book” experience. Next time, for sure!
This is the third posting I’ve done on Little Free Libraries and it’s amazing how each time the idea has grown. Now their website boasts a Little Free Library map of the world!
Any Little Free Libraries near you?
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I love little libraries! Cruising around Madison is like a scavenger hunt as I spot these boxes. What’s fun is each one is different in looks and contents. You can see the personality of the neighborhood, just by the books inside.