Earlier this week, someone sent me a link to a news story about Little Free Library. According to the Little Free Library website, a Little Free Library is a “'take a book, return a book' gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share."
Sounds pretty cool, huh? I had never heard of this. You may be surprised to find Little Free Libraries in your community. Check out this map to see if you can find one in your area!
There's not exactly a Little Free Library in my backyard, but there's one about 40 miles away. There are several in Lexington, which is about 70 miles from me. Maybe I'll check them out the next time I drive through the area!
Here's a video created by Little Free Library that explains it in further detail. This might be a great opportunity for the school library to become more involved with the community. You could promote local Little Free Libraries to your students!
Have you heard of Little Free Library? Is this popular in your area? Would you start one? Tell us all about it in the comments!