Little Free Libraries


Last summer, my husband and I were eating ice cream cones from Grand Ole Creamery and walking down the neighborhood streets.  We walked past what looked like a large mailbox that was full of books – a neighborhood library it seemed.  I was enchanted.  This winter, Sparrow & Stoll was working on a project in Minneapolis and I saw another one!  Great ideas spread apparently.  These symbols of neighborliness really made me think about what makes a house a home on the outside.  I have since learned that they are part of a network called Little Free Library (  The concept is easy: take a book, leave a book.  The company is based in Hudson, Wisconsin but there are Little Free Libraries all over the world!  Check them out.  Become a steward.  Donate.  And don’t forget the ice cream!

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