Jerry Pax selects a book from the Little Free Library in Algiers (image from nola.com)
Anyone catch All Things Considered‘s sweet story of the Little Free Library (LFL) on the commute home? If you missed it, go listen! Two super cool Wisconsinites started a reading revolution with their little boxes of books in communities and neighborhoods (across 34 states so far and at least one international site) where readers take a book then leave a book for others to enjoy.
I have enough paperbacks to start a few dozen of these mini book swaps today. Great Gatsby, wouldn’t a “Little Airstream Free Library” be terrific!?!
I couldn’t wait to get home and see photos. Some LFL are planted outside coffee shops:
Photo from the Little Free Library
Some are shaped like barns (so I’m thinking vintage campers are acceptable):
Photo by Vera Roy-Stoeberl
These liebe libraries are open day or night, in any kind of weather.
I like mysteries or thrillers on a snowy day.
Check out this pretty garden of reading by artist and blogger Helen Klebesadel:
Helen Klebesadel's "It's Always the Season to Read"
There’s a dog-lovers’ version:
From the Little Free Library
One for a schoolyard’s Peace Garden–you know, for the kids:
From a Little Free Library fan on Facebook.
(And of course there’s a Wisconsin-sports-themed reading hut:)
Photo by Deborah Niles, Madison Examiner