Someone posted about these in our Make Do and Mend-able Facebook group this morning, and it is such a FABULOUS idea, I want to share it with you!
The idea is like all great ideas, ridiculously easy, you take a book, you leave a book, and people and communities can share books-hurray!
The Little Free Library Project started in the USA in 2009, and has now spread to the UK and they are springing up all over!
The project is a registered charity with the fabulous aim of promoting reading, art and community engagement. They use FSC and other sustainably sourced materials to build the libraries and work with local artists and designers 🙂
When I was out running in the the summer, we ran past an old red phone box that had been turned into a similar thing-there were books there for the taking, and people could leave their read books there for others to enjoy, so it seems the concept is a very popular one!
I would love for my community to have one of these. I know that I could probably do an informal one without any outside help, but the idea of being part of a bigger, worldwide movement appeals, so I am going to get in touch with the good people at the Little Free Library, and see what we can do!
If you fancy one in your community, then do get in touch with the Little Free Library-let’s see if we can expand the network!
And if you already have one, do leave a comment and a pic, so we can all be inspired 🙂