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Do you or someone you know have a little free library?

I've had mine since February 2021. Our regional public library closed for nearly two years for renovations at that time. And since the pandemic was still going on, I thought what a perfect opportunity to offer a book exchange  

It has been wildly popular. And self sustaining. People use it steadily and constantly tell me how much they appreciate it. 
It's a fun little hobby

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Re: Do you or someone you know have a little free library?

What a cute idea. 

No, I haven't seen one around here.

 

I guess you build it yourself?

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Re: Do you or someone you know have a little free library?

@fairydogmother  Yes, we actually have 2 in our "adult community" because it covers 2 towns.  Nice addition and always well stocked with books, games and puzzles.  

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Re: Do you or someone you know have a little free library?

We have two on our block.  People really like them

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Re: Do you or someone you know have a little free library?

We have one a few streets away but our is for children.

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Re: Do you or someone you know have a little free library?

Yours is so cute, @fairydogmother .   We also have one a few blocks from here.  I think it was in the yard of a former county legislator here-- a charming woman who was also a writer.  Unfortunately, she died fairly recently, and it may not be still existing.  I must check on it.

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@OKPrincess wrote:

What a cute idea. 

No, I haven't seen one around here.

 

I guess you build it yourself?


yes my husband built it for me. I wanted it to look like our house. I pored over hundreds of designs and looked at the ones available for purchase at little free library dot org. That was fun! People get so creative 


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Re: Do you or someone you know have a little free library?

Mine is for kids and adults. I put the childrens books on the bottom shelf. The top shelf is for grownups and goes two rows deep. The interior lights up at night. Also I keep a box stocked with free book marks in fun designs. 


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Re: Do you or someone you know have a little free library?

@fairydogmother - We have one in our local park. There is also one in town.  Smiley Happy

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Re: Do you or someone you know have a little free library?

I know of about 5 in a two mile radius of my home.

They are very popular around my area.