Yesterday I spotted an interesting headline in USA Today, “Little Free Libraries are taking Root on Lawns”. It seems that Todd Bol of Wisconsin decided two years ago to build a miniature library, I’m talking bird house size, fill it with books, and place it in his front yard. He built it to honor his Mom who was a teacher and book lover during her lifetime. You can click on the link to read the entire article if you’d like.
Well, it seems that his idea for the Little Free Library has taken off and now lawns across the country are sprouting their own teeny book depositories. How wonderful!! There is even a website devoted to this new phenomenon, http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/index.html. Their mission is to promote literacy and a sense of community.
What a terrific idea! And of course now I want one in my front yard!