Grow your community, plant a library!?

625City of Albuquerque Little Library in McDuffie Park. Little Library donated by the PTA at Zia Elementary School.

626The seeds of Spring have been planted throughout the communities and these little librarys are popping up all over. What a great way to encourage literacy and community one book at a time. How does it work? It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!

 

 

627 628 629Book exchange bin on a neighborhood street.

 

 

 

 

635 636 637 638Cities are installing them in the parks, PTA’s have covered the schools and local homeowners are sharing on the streets. What a great way to build community by encouraging reading! This homeowner located a bench next to their library to encourage people to linger. {full disclosure, this home happens to be across the street from mine so I actually see people stopping, browsing and chatting regularly. I quite possibly could have talked to one or two neighbors here. Just say’in.}

 

 

 

 

635 636 637Try one in your neighborhood today. Let’s build community one book at a time.

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    • Jill Brown says

      Hi, Yes, I would recommend you contact Judith Wong with City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation. The park on the blog is at Hidden Park. She was instrumental in getting it installed. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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