A good friend of ours in California, Mona, just introduced us to the little free library. And I absolutely love the idea! People are creating their own mini-library outside of their homes for people in their neighborhoods. It’s an honor system, where you keep the books inside and people are free to take a book and bring it back. Neighbors can also add books to the library as well. Also, you put a notebook inside, where people can leave comments on what they thought of the book. It can be a mix of adult and children’s books. I would totally start one if I didn’t live in an apartment building. This video gives a brief explanation on this idea:
Story featuring Adison Schanie by Beargrass Media about the Little Free Library.
This movement is growing which you can see from this map. Not only are there free little libraries in the US, but all over the world! As of now, I don’t see any in Singapore, maybe it has to do with lack of front yards, but I’m hoping someone will start one soon.
Have you seen any of these little free libraries in your city? Do you plan on trying to start one in front of your home? Let us know! 🙂
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I really want to do one in Seoul, I gotta figure out where to put it, and see if I can get people to put English and Korean books inside!
Melody, if you ever decide to do that, Jill and I would love to contribute. This is a great idea!