Why I Love Little Free Libraries
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Why I Love Little Free Libraries

Somewhere, there's a book just waiting to be read. It could be on your very street corner!

Why I Love Little Free Libraries

This is a Little Free Library:

The name says it all: it's little, it's free, and it's a library

Usually, they are filled with books

For me, there are two within walking distance from my family home. Both are on charming neighborhood street corners. One is near my elementary school, the other near my high school.

As an avid bibliophile I thought it my duty to share the wonder of these Little Free Libraries with any other book lovers who haven't heard of them yet.

They are THE BEST!

Say you're taking a nice walk down Memory Lane (or whatever the name of a random street in your neighborhood is) and BOOM!

You see it. You shuffle a few steps forward, to get a closer look. Lo and behold, it is filled with books books books.

Of course, there may be an abundance of Bibles and a lack of the latest NYT Bestsellers, but the beauty is that you can take any book you want! You can read it as long as you want, too! There are no return dates.

If you follow the adorable little honor system to a tee, you will leave one of your own books in the Little Free Library, so that another soul in need of a book can pick it up, and your book can be loved once again.

It's as simple as that! You never know what you're going to get, and sometimes you find the best book that way. I just finished reading a Little Free Library find called Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, and it is honestly so hilarious and well-written. It is number one in my "Books I Read In 2018" List...for now, at least!

Each Little Free Library has its own charm and personality:

Many of them are crafted by hand, often by the stewards, or caretakers, of the library. The steward can be a home owner, a church, a school, a store...you name it! Some libraries come directly from the Little Free Library HQ. It just depends what works for you!

If you're intrigued, you can check out https://littlefreelibrary.org/ to find locations of the nearest Little Free Library, or to start your own.

Now go forth and read!

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