Six months ago, we moved to this neighborhood and I wrote about my joy in finding a little free library nearby. At the time, this concept was new to me.
Since then, I’ve discovered our neighborhood is full of these Little Free Libraries, and it does help to build a sense of community in the neighborhood.
Gem was particularly fond of this lighthouse themed library. She brought her mermaid so she could check it out, too.
Another of our favorite libraries is actually two Little Free Libraries: one for kids and one for adults.
There is quite an active community around these book exchanges. There is a facebook page for local fans and Architects without Borders is sponsoring a design competition for the structures that house these libraries.
Recently, there was a bit of a friendly turf war over Little Free Libraries in West Seattle.
Gem decided she would like to donate some of her books to one of the little libraries.
Gem: I want to give these books to other kids who don’t have any books.
Me: That’s a very nice thing to do.
Gem: Well, these books are bad
Me: why are they bad?
Gem: Well it’s not nice to hop on people, its not nice to mess up people’s houses, and kids should never cross the street without holding a grownup’s hand
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