The Little Free Library
I found something new for me to discover in Tucson: Little Free Libraries. Maybe you already spotted one of the colorful little libraries at the side of a street? What are Little Free Libraries? How does it work? And how can you participate in this meaningful and wonderful project?
The Little Free Library is originally a nonprofit organization who wants to inspire people to read more. A Little Free Library is a concept of community building, creativity building, and to inspire especially children to read more. A free exchange of books provides the opportunity to have more access to different kind of books for everyone. The idea behind this exchange is, that people can give away their books (they have finished reading and don't need anymore) to a Little Free Library. Everyone has access to the Little Free Library and can leave there their books, or can pick up a book to read.
This idea provided millions of book exchanges and it increases the access to books, especially for families who can't afford them. To increase the access to books also improves the interest of children in reading.
I think little free libraries are awesome! I do love books and I do love to discover new books. Also, it is a great way for me to offer my old books to a friend in my neighborhood who I don't know yet. Maybe someone else will also enjoy the books that I'm reading? And I can discover new books to read!
If you click the button below you will get connected to the website of the Little Free Library organization. They do provide an instruction on how to build your own Little Free Library and it lets you register your Little Free Library on their map, which is accessible to everyone. In this map, you can also search for Little Free Libraries nearby your home. And, of course, you can donate or find more ways to support this awesome project!