Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Little Free Library Discovery

Last week I vacationed with my family in Wrightsville Beach, NC, which is my favorite place to read a book. It rained all week so I got a lot of reading in. Between showers one afternoon I was out for a bike ride. There's an adorable house just off the main road and for the first time I noticed a Little Free Library had been installed in front.

If you're not familiar, Little Free Libraries are bigger than a birdhouse and smaller than a dollhouse. They open and inside people leave books for others to borrow and enjoy. I first heard of them a few years ago but hadn't yet found one to visit.

This particular Little Free Library is just off "the loop," a two-and-a-half-mile sidewalk for running, walking and biking. Therefore, this Little Free Library boasts the clever name "Little Free Library on the Loop." Inside it are a guest book and information on the Little Free Library program.

I went back the next day and donated my extra copy of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

When I went back again the following day, my book had already been borrowed. I love this, and I want one!