When I discovered the Little Free Library movement I thought they were so cute and such a great idea. If you aren’t familiar with them, they are small libraries people put in their yard where they can share books with their neighbors. People borrow a book and return it when they are done. Anyone who has books they would be willing to share with others can also leave them there.
I mentioned it to my father-in-law in September and sent him a link to a Pinterest search full of Little Free Libraries of all kinds.
So guess what I got from my in-laws for Christmas?
Yes! My own little red schoolhouse to use for a free library!
Technically it isn’t an official Little Free Library. To do that you have to pay to register it and I’m not going to do that (at least for now). But David painted a sign to make it The Highlands Free Library. (The Highlands is our development.)
So we’ve filled it with some books we had to share and hope that others will use it.
We’re in the back of the development on a cul-de-sac, but there are many people who walk dogs so hopefully people will stop and look.
And once the weather gets nicer and children are around more hopefully it will get even more traffic. (We’ll also paint the post white in the spring.)
In the meantime, I think it’s just so cute that I’ll enjoy looking at it every time we come and go if nothing else!
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