Just Add Books

Two years ago today, we were preparing to install our Little Free Library, LFL#9136, at our new address. I had originally opened the library in front of our old house in 2013, after a friend built it for me. It was popular on our old street, just a few blocks from here, and when we moved in 2019, we brought it with us.

Here are some shots from May 20, 2019, of my husband Bob installing the post and base for the Little Free Library. You can’t see it in the photo, but I designed a secret compartment that Bob helped me build, so we could eventually add a Geocache to the library. A few days after the base was in place, we attached the book box itself, and we once again began offering free books to anyone who wanted to stop by and browse.

Less than a year later, I temporarily closed the library because of the pandemic, and I’m really missing it. But if local covid-19 numbers continue to look good, I think I’ll feel safe reopening this summer.

Ours is one of more than 120,000 Little Free Libraries around the world, along with countless other book boxes that are not affiliated with the Little Free Library nonprofit organization. For more information about the movement, see the Little Free Library website.

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