Friday, February 15, 2013

Tiny Library


While walking one evening, I spied this little building sitting in a lovely front yard. Sneaking up to take a closer look, I realized it was a Little Free Library!  Here's how it works:  Book lovers come along, take a book, leave a book (or both) and move on down the road, Free of Charge! How fun is that?? 

I have been waiting for this moment for quite some time. Pasadena and Altadena have had them for awhile. (My friend Petrea, at Pasadena Daily Photo, featured another cute one awhile back.)  I was SO hoping that we'd get one here in Sierra Madre.  Thanks to Ellen, who had a birthday wish, we now have one here in our town. And thanks to Ellen's husband, who granted her birthday wish and made this little beauty with his own two hands!!

For more info on Little Free Libraries, where they can be found (all over the world!), and how you can have one of your very own, click here


13 comments:

  1. That is such a wonderful idea! Not to mention that this particular library is such a cute little thing. I now have the website open so I can read more about it. Thank you!

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  2. oh that is so dang cute! i just checked and lexington is the closest to me, about 45 minutes from me...i'll have to go hunt it down...too far to use but i want a picture so i can be in the tiny library club! have a great weekend :)

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  3. What? That is soo cute! I don't see one in Princeton, but one's not horribly far away in Doylestown, PA. I love it! We have a magnificent library, luckily, but this is genius.

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  4. Fun idea!!! I've seen this here, but not in a box like that...at the Looney Bean...our local coffee spot...they have a shelf of books to trade. I've partaken in this practice in Silver City, Yosemite...at their little store/eatery they also have books for trade...

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  5. What a brilliant idea! Super cute photo, Adele.

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  6. When my husband and I were traveling by RV across the country and Alaska, we found similiar "libraries" in almost every campground, especially in the National Parks. I love this and believe me I took advantage of the book swaps all the time.

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  7. There is a cute one around here, as well. I really want one.

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  8. Aaah! This is beautiful! I work in a library, but I've never seen such a small one! ;-)

    Greetings from The Netherlands,
    DzjieDzjee

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  9. Thanks, everyone, for your comments. Wow - how fun that everyone enjoys libraries, large and small, so much! It looks like Bloggers tend to be Readers! :)

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  10. Adele, I love your blog and I especially love these LFL's! I think it's so cool that we have one here in Sierra Madre. I would have never known about them if it weren't for your wonderful blog. I'll have to walk over and take a photograph of our very own Little Free library one day soon.

    Cheers,

    Ron

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    1. Hi Ron! Thanks so much for your nice comment. I think it makes our town that much cooler that we have a LFL here!! I'm happy to know you are reading the blog - let me know if you come up with anything you think I should photograph!

      Thanks again!

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    2. You're quite welcome, Adele! I had not looked in on your blog for a while and I was really amazed at how much your endeavor has progressed. You have done an absolutely remarkable job! Kudos to you! Have a great weekend!

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