yarnwench (yarnwench) wrote,

Little Free Library

Over the weekend we stained, finished, and installed a Little Free Library on our property. I've always admired and wanted one and asked Kevin to buy me one for my birthday. If was loads of fun seeing the neighbor kids discover it. There have already been books borrowed and donated. It makes for a lovely sense of community in a time when neighbors often don't know each other well. I've already had a few nice conversations with people I'd only waved to before.

We were racing the clock to get it installed before the weather turns and the walkers head indoors. I'm hoping to add some art work to it at some point - a fun project for over the winter, perhaps.

I made a trip to the thrift store yesterday and picked up a number of hardbacks for $1.50 each and paperbacks for $0.50, shaking my head the whole while as I'd donated over 300 books to the library and thrift store when we moved from New York to Pennsylvania. I wish I had books I can part with in my possession, but I don't! Little Free Library sent me $200 worth of children's books but they're mostly Disney and not really the quality I'm looking for, but it's a start. I'm stocking the library with books for all ages from early childhood through young adult and adult. I'm taking any and all suggestions on great books for kids and young adults since I'm a bit out of the loop on that these days.

Tags: book, community, little free library, reading
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