Episode 2: Little Free Libraries

Welcome to the Library Laura Podcast and this week’s dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm. On this episode we will talk about the history of Little Free Libraries and books I've personally found and enjoyed thanks to these amazing community resources.

Little Free Library Map on their website.

Follow me on instagram and then check out these other instagram accounts to follow--they all have or want to have little free libraries of their own: Books2Blocks, littlefreelibraryrahway, littlefreelibrary11516 (in Battle Creek, Michigan), littlefreelibrarystpetersmo, laurasloaninglibrary, lauraslittlelendinglibrary, and booksandivylittlefreelibrary (in Chicago)

Check out the Little Free Library Finds list for all the books I reference in today's episode.

I really loved recording this episode. We bought our house in November 2018 and shortly after I moved in I discovered a little free library in a neighbor's yard. I had been vaguely aware of them before this but this was the first time I had any regular or easy access to one. I love watching the content change, finding books I'm going to love, and leaving books for others. It adds such a sense of bookish community to our neighborhood.

The little free library I discovered in our neighborhood right when we moved in, to my great delight. 

 Last month a neighbor on the other side of the neighborhood built one as well. It's fun how different the personalities of these boxes are. I've been doing read-aloud storytime with some little friends of mine during the quarantine and this one has provided several fun books to add to the rotation. I also dropped off a few books right when it first opened, and I need to go back and leave some more.

The new (as of March 2020) little free library on the other side of the neighborhood. 

This one is bigger and brighter and tends to have LOTS of children's books in it. 

One of my all-time favorites is the Snoopy little free library. I've visited a few times and most recently it had Christmas lights decorating it for the winter. So cute.

Someday I hope to have my own little free library, but right now I'm contenting myself with being a faithful visitor to ones in my neighborhood. 

Let me know in the comments if you have a little free library at your home or in your neighborhood! Or do you wish you did? Have you found or left a book in one before? 


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