They started with the very first "one room schoolhouse" seen to the left, and since then people around the country have built their own Little Free Libraries.
The idea is basically "take a book, leave a book". These are little libraries that belong to the community.
Their mission is:
- To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
- To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
- To build more than 2,510 libraries around the world--more than Andrew Carnegie!
I'd love to have something like this in my area, but would worry about how to deal with our inclement weather. I live in south Florida, and we can have regular fierce rain storms!
They tell you how to order a library (they range $100-600 in cost), or how to build your own.
Like them on Facebook, and check out the map to see whether there is one near you.
Check out the Little Free Library website. Maybe you can do one in your area?