My birthday gift this year from Mr. Diamond is my own Little Free Library. Not that it is mine—it is everyone’s which makes it so wonderful. It is the gift that will keep giving and giving.
Tuesday was the Grand Opening and it went fabulously. I usually tend to over plan and make things more grandiose than I need to. I was thrilled to have 20 people stop by to check out the new library, some books were dropped off and some were taken. All in all it was a successful morning and the torrential rains of the day before showed me that this little library can hold up even in bad conditions.
The Whistlestop Market is gearing up and will soon be in full swing for the spring will the benches and baskets loaded to the brim with produce and goodies. The library sits at the far end down by the wine shop and has great accessibility.
Rod Deaton of Rodu Folk Art is a good friend and he designed and built the Little Free Library for me. I am so pleased with how it turned out. He used his unique Lichtenberg burning to create the special effects and I am so pleased with how it turned out.
Rod spent hours cutting logs in half to make the fun log cabin design.
I was thrilled to discover that before the open house someone had already left a comment in the guest book that I had placed in the library.
One happy “customer” found a book that my friend McGuffy Ann Morris who blogs at McGuffy’s Reader sent me about Maine Coon cats. She was thrilled to find it.
The top shelf is devoted to adult books and the bottom shelf is designated for children’s and young adult books. I also have included a couple of “pets” that are reading buddies for the children to take to read to to help encourage them to read. It will be fun to see what books get taken and how much activity there is at our Little Free Library.
A huge thank you again to Val and Diane of the Whistlestop Market for allowing me to place my library at their business. They “get it” and I love that they are encouraging to all who have a dream of giving back.
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