*If you click the image to enlarge, you'll see one of my books that I exchanged for Barbara Kingsolver's Small Wonders.*
Are these not adorable?!
The concept is this: You make a tiny, waterproof house and stick it in your front yard with a sign encouraging neighbors to borrow and donate books.
Here's the website of the Little Free Library movement, with instructions on how to build our own (and officially register it if you wish). And here is the mission:
- To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
- To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
I'm hooked! I want to do this with Ian and Little Dude sometime soon. Maybe we could retrofit a large birdhouse or something... hmmm... I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, happy reading to all...