Have you seen a little box like this around your community?
What is a Little Free Library?
A Little Free library is a “take a book, return a book” place where neighbours share their favourite literature and stories without having to go to a traditional library. 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 leave another book to share.
Who Started the Movement –
In 2009 Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built the first model to liken a one room schoolhouse, as a tribute to his mother (a former school teacher who loved reading). He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbours and friends loved it. He built several more and gave them away. Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS.
If you’d like to find out where ‘Little Free Libraries’ exist in your area, click HERE.
If you would like to steward a Little Free Library in your community, you can now apply for a free one from Calgary Reads! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, desired location, community name and reason why you think this community would benefit from a Little Free Library. Preference will be given to applicants that will commit to steward a library in a publicly accessible place and in communities that don’t already have a Little Free Library.
Bring your community together by sharing the love of reading. It is something we can all get behind!
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