While traveling last week, we ran across a “Little Free Library”  I had never seen or heard of them before.  Basically, any person or group can buy or build a box and make books available to others.  There are over 2000 of these around the world.  I was surprised to see one in the Cleveland area.  I’ll have to go visit it.

The mission of the libraries is to promote literacy.  We are very lucky in this area to have a great library system.  Not all areas in the world have these services available.

I think this would be a great project for a preschool or church group.  The possibilities are endless.

Here’s what the box we saw looked like.  It was near a few shops and a parking lot in Michigan.


When you register a box, you get an official sign and number.


I’ve just started reading about the organization, but I really like the concept.  I’m not sure my construction skills are up to the test.  I’m reminded of some not so square boxes that I built for an 8th grade science fair.  Maybe Nick will be better at making containers with Stephen.