One of my favorite activities during the summer is relaxing with a book! I love turning the pages and the feel of it in my hands. Yes, I have a Nook and have read quite a few books on it, but an old-fashioned printed book is still my go-to.
There are traditionally two places to find your next read: a book store or a public library, but now there is a third place and it may be hiding in your own neighborhood! It’s called a Little Free Library…they are popping up everywhere.
Little Free Library (LFL) is a registered non-profit organization that was started in 2009 by Todd Bol, as a tribute to his mother, Esther. LFL’s mission is “To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.” There are 40,000 LFL’s strong and growing!
I have an outstanding and absolutely adorable Little Free Library in my neighborhood...I love the ability to find a summer read and donate books for others to enjoy. The simplicity of the LFL and the neighborhood wide support is amazing! So, check out the Little Free Library website and find one close to you. If there isn’t one close by consider starting one for your area, how- to’s can be found on the LFL website.
Consider searching for a Little Free Library when planning your next vacation! Not having to pack your own book might leave room for an extra pair of shoes in your travel bag.