A Little Free Library has popped up in our neighborhood and I couldn’t be more delighted. I had learned of this nonprofit in a roundup of tiny free libraries by my fellow GeekMom, Laura Grace Weldon. The premise is simple. Someone way more organized than I ordered a Little Free Library and set it up in a park central to our little upper Manhattan community. Anyone can put a book in, and anyone can take a book out. Easy as pie. Another GeekMom, Lisa Tate, just built one to put in her yard.
Little Free Library was started by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks with a twofold mission: “To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide, and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.” I love having one in our neighborhood. Today the kids and I grabbed a handful of books to take over there, and they delighted in giving the books to others who might like them, even though there was nothing for them to take home on this particular day. We aim to take at least one book with us each time we go to the park.