I don't remember where I first heard about Little Free Libraries, but it was some time ago, and as soon as I discovered them, I knew I wanted one.
Then, a few months ago, when my husband asked what I wanted for my birthday, my answer was "a Little Free Library". He checked out the website, and said he wouldn't have enough time to build one in time. I told him it didn't have to be ready for my early-August birthday, but if that was a concern, pre-built ones were available.
When I got home from work the day before my birthday, there was a huge box in the living room, addressed to my husband. My step-son, who lives with us, didn't know what was in the box, and was curious, in his restrained way. I did know, because of the return address label, and after dinner, I asked if we could open it, since we probably wouldn't have time in the morning.
Here's a photo taken after we unpacked it and all the detritus was cleared away. (Yes, that's half a cat sticking out from behind it.)
|Photo by Tod Beebe.|
On Saturday, Tod spent the day building a stand and mounting the library in our front yard.
And here it is, all ready to go.
We've had a few people stop and ask about it, but I was becoming concerned that there was no apparent use. But a little while ago (it's now been up a week) when I checked, I saw some empty spots and a book that I'd never seen before.
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