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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Little Free Library

That's a GREAT idea . . .

Little Free Library Movement

http://littlefreelibrary.org/



I stumbled across the Little Free Library Movement when searching online for a simple yet clever (world-changing) idea for my daughter's new club at Bacon Academy, her high school in Colchester, Connecticut. Erica joined a volunteer club this year which helps with local projects and wanted to make a bigger impact. With a friend she initiated a new club called International Causes. Their group aims to raise funds and participate in projects that will help various causes around the world. I am very proud of the hard work Erica is doing!

Started by someone in South Korea, the Little Free Library offers access to books for children and adults living in inner cities, towns, rural and remote locations around the world. The Little Free Library website offers pdf guides to download plans to build an official small take-one/leave-one library of your own. All that is needed is some recycled material, download info to make it "official" with a library steward, and you can register your Little Free Library's Google map online. Give it your own special, creative twist! Little Free Library also accepts donations toward building a library for a place in need in Africa. Check out Little Free Library's map of locations to see if one is near (or needed) near you!


Have you ever come across a Little Free Library? 

5 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! This is definitely on my "bucket list" now. Thanks for sharing this and way to go, Erica!

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    1. Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by the blog! This makes my bucket list, too. Makes me want to take up woodworking! While I'm at it, I think a little rain-proof library in my garden might be just the thing, too!

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  2. What an amazing idea. Those Little Free Libraries are so cute Thanks for letting us know and good luck to Erica on her new club!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Kristi! I'm anxious for a new post on your Tropical Coffee Break, too! For anyone who hasn't seen the blog, it is worth a look! I'll pass on the good luck wishes to Erica...and help spread the word around town!

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    2. New post next week. Thanks for asking and reading!

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