Are you tired of me raving about Little Free Libraries yet? If so you may want to skip over today’s post and go find something else to read.
I have been very successful in spying Little Free Libraries lately without even looking them up on the map. Of course they are everywhere and the latest figures indicate that there are well over 70.000 registered Little Free Libraries. That does not include all of the ones that are not registered and are just put up as part of someone’s love of books. That’s a lot of little libraries and what a wonderful thing that is.
When we were in Ohio in June I found quite a few and was thrilled to see even more springing up all over the place. The idea of Take a Book – Return a Book is catching on and I always encourage folks to go ahead and take a book even if they don’t have any to leave. They can pay it forward at the next Little Free Library that they see later on. Trust me, I have plenty of books to keep mine well stocked and am more than happy to share with others which I do.
The following ones I found in Lakeside, Ohio while we were vacationing in June.
I put up one of my own – a mobile Little Free Library – in front of the cottage we were renting and I had a lot of books come and go during the week. When we left to go home Chris and I walked to the other libraries and gifted all of the leftover books to the permanent ones. Did you know that there are mobile charters available? Yep- so I can always have a registered library with me when we travel if I want to take it along.
This one was in Port Clinton and I could not resist the urge to straighten it up. Yes, I am a book straightener and I would hope someone would do the same to mine if mine is in disarray. This one was really sturdy and rain proof and you might spy a mayfly on the left side of it if you look carefully.
We found a couple at churches in Marblehead, Ohio when we went to see the lighthouse. One had only religious material in it so I guess that is how that one operates. It was neat and tidy and well kept up.
Aaron’s fiancee Erin found one close to their new home in Jacksonville, Florida and it is totally me, isn’ t it? It even has googly eyes on it which made my day.
I went to lunch with a friend in the Montford area of Asheville earlier this week and walked right by this one on the way to the restaurant. It is an old one – just look at that charter number.
And last but definitely not least is this cute duo located outside Hayesville United Methodist Church in Hayesville, Ohio. If you remember back a year ago I rescued some realty information boxes when the Dollar General store was built down the road from us. I gave a couple to my sister Paula and she fixed them up and they now reside outside one of the churches where she is pastor.
I think she did a great job, don’t you?
If you have a Little Free Library close to you I would love to hear about it. Remember to leave a comment for Comments for a Cause – Toiletry Drive for Students.
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Not only is the idea of Little Free Libraries a great one, but these are adorable! I believe we have one in town (in an area I don’t visit very often), but I’ll try to get a pic for you!
They really are fun, aren’t they? And so many ways to create them. I can’t wait to see a pic of the one near you!
A fun visual trip! Googlybeyes for the win!
The eyes have it for the win!
Thanks for highlighting my LFL!! ❤️
Of course! I love how you did yours!
I love the idea of the little free libraries. I haven’t seen any around here but hope that there are some. I would probably straighten them up as well if I saw them in disarray. I couldn’t help myself. 🙂
That’s a lot of little libraries!! Who doesn’t love a good book? It’s cool these little libraries have popped up everywhere.
I love what your sister did with the realty information boxes! Perfect!!
Each and every one is delightful and has its own character. Such a wonderful thing! There is one in our area but it’s not close to me — it’s actually outside of one of the high schools in our district.
I never tire of LFLs. Thanks for the tip on mobile ones.
What a fun and leaning ideal. I have seem a few but not in Virginia Beach, Va where I live.
I bet there are some around that you don’t know about. I have walked right by some and not even noticed till later! My eyes are trained now. 🙂
I love the idea of a mobile little free library and i love Paula’s. The other day I was wandering down a different block than normally with Trayse and saw a cute LFL with a little bench at the edge of someone’s yard.
Love seeing all the different styles!
There are so many, aren’t there? I love the creativity and how folks take the basic design and expand on it.
Those plastic infoboxes should be weatherproof…for a while anyway…