I love the idea of the Little Free Library, and I wanted to participate and spread the word, but I have no idea how or of it will get used. But really, I like building things.
The Little Free Library organization has a wonderful mission:
I also I really like that they encourage reuse in building libraries and initially all the libraries were built with recycled materials.
- "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."
Like most of my garden projects, I made this from materials that were reused or re-purposed and all form Home ReSource. Mostly these are leftovers from the chicken coop construction, and it shares a lot of similar style and materials.
A unique feature to this little library is the green roof. On it I planted spearleaf sedum (Sedum lanceolatum), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and pussytoes (Antennaria rosea).
However, I was so excited and delighted to look in the library this morning and see new books! Not only did a neighbor leave new books, but they also fit the theme.
This was so gratifying and it really emphasized to me how a Little Free Library can build a sense of community, just like their mission. I didn't expect to be so excited and surprised that someone would leave books (even though the motto is "Take a book, return a book").