Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lovin These Libraries

Yes, it's true, I've been ripped away from my community and friends and work. Everything I got comfy and familiar with for 15 years. Thank you Marine Corps! I landed in the biggest contrast I could imagine next to a foreign country. Lush, water logged coastal North Carolina. 

And I'm bored. My kids are in school. My husband is at work. I'm either cuddled up with a book or roaming around aimlessly. There isn't much to see so I started looking for Little Free Libraries.

Are you familiar with the Little Free Library? The best way to explain them would be oversized birdhouses filled with books. As a patron, you take a book and leave a book. They are taken care of by generous community members who love reading and want to make books more available in their neighborhoods. 

(Little Free Library #4065)

I was introduced to the Little Free Library organization through two bloggers I follow earlier in 2016. I am so sorry I can't specifically recall who they were :( I hate when my memory fails me like that. But those bloggers had posted about their own Free Little Library discoveries where they live.

I went on a little research mission and found all this really great information. (https://littlefreelibrary.org) Now I'm convinced I need to join the cause and get my own Little Free Library. In the future, of course. Until we get settled enough for me to get my own library, I've been driving around looking for LFL in our new town. We have the two shown above. 

Before we left Cali I had checked out a few in our area.

Little Free Library #27027

Little Free Library #26186

Library #29960

Little Free Library # 22195

Little Free Library # 20669

Isn't this the best idea? Have you heard of the little free library? Have you visited any in your town? 


  1. I think the closest one to your local is in downtown Beaufort. We have passed it several times when there visiting my parents, and its well maintained. I wish there was one in the island (Emerald Isle), as that's closer to my parents actual house. There is one close to my bank, but I've never stopped to look at it - but I may have to do that now!

  2. I love them too! I haven't found one around here yet. I hope. Or maybe I'll make one. Someday.

    1. There's some around. I found one in New Braunfels at a park, then looked it up and found more around SA.

  3. I found one here and I looked up where more are, but haven't gotten around to actually finding them. I do love my books!

  4. We have recently had some put out locally. My friend painted them and they are so cute!!

  5. That is awesome. I think it's a great addition to a community.

  6. OH MY GOSH! I have never heard of these... but seriously! Perfect idea!!! I'm going to look into them now. :)

  7. I love Little Free Libraries! The last one I ran into was in Vancouver BC, I was so excited to find it!