Post # 1
Hi bees! My family just recently got involved with the Little Free Library project and I’m wondering how many people out there know about it. In my area there do not seem to be many participants. I had never even heard of it until my Aunt and my Grandpa built their own.
What it is:
– A box on a pole in which the owner places books. People can then come by and either take a book to keep, borrow a book, or swap a book for one of their own.
The project is meant to promote literacy. I think it’s a neat idea. I’m not sure if I will put one up where I’m at just yet. I think a lot of kids in my area would just take the books constantly (which would be great for developing reading habits, but not my wallet). I might wait until next year and make a stockpile of books over the next few months.
This is the website if anybody is interested:
Here’s an example of what they can look like (although there are hundreds of ways to make them):
Post # 3
I love this idea! Never heard of it though. I am a teacher so i am always pushing the library. I wont lend out my books to kids anymore though. I have had too many beat up and scribbled on and lost 🙁 I love books and it is my goal to get my kids to love love love to read ( I teach Kindergarten)
Post # 4
@Angelz_love: Yep promoting reading is the reason I want to make one. The scribbling in books/constant need to replace books is my worry with it. I might just go to some used book stores and see what kinds of goodies I can find.
Post # 5
@FloretteLiz: This is awsome! I constatly find kids books @ my Local Goodwill and Thrift Stores for 10-25 cents each and have been looking for a way to give back to my community. I Think This is it!
Post # 6
I didn’t think of looking there… Hmm sounds like I need to go on an excursion! If you make one let me know how it does! I know you can register your library on the website so that people who know about the program can find it. My Grandpa said they send you a little plaque to go on it too. It’s supposed to say somthing about “Take one, borrow one, swap one.” I don’t think that’s the wording exactly… But that’s the concept anyhow.
Post # 7
Love this idea, never seen it in California though.