Have you heard of Little Free Library?
It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!
I know of a few in my area but they’re kind of out of my way and one is at a bank that I don’t have an account or any business with so I had never been to one. A few weeks ago, though, I was driving along and I saw a cute little box with a clear door and handle and inside it there were…books!
And on the next block I saw another Little Free Library!
I didn’t stop that day, but I’ve been back twice and I’ve left books each time. I didn’t find anything inside either of them that I wanted to read, but I’m going to keep visiting. Maybe someday there will be something for me. Even if there never is, it’s still a fun way to donate books that I’m finished reading. I don’t keep most of my books anyway, so I don’t care if I don’t get back the amount of books I put in. I have so many books that I’ll still put most of my books in the donation bins in the spring for the big book sales, but once a month or so I’ll take a small amount of books to the Little Free Library boxes.