Street Libraries are Gems!

Hurray for the little neighbourhood libraries! These streetside gems really saved me during library lockdown and I still haunt them. Yes, they are a mixed bag but I can usually find something interesting, curated by the community. I've read many great books that I never would have thought to choose and doing a circuit of the ones in my area gives a destination to the many walks we are all taking these days. Thank you, neighbours!

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I love them

Feb 28, 2021 at 1:15pm

They are so cute. There seem to be quite a few popping up here and there.

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To find them in your area

Feb 28, 2021 at 2:10pm

go to the Little Free Library website and click on the Map feature.

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Strolling past

Feb 28, 2021 at 2:54pm

Mass market thrillers and childrens books? No thanks.

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Why downvote this?

Feb 28, 2021 at 3:30pm

People are miserable. The little libraries are the coolest.

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It's a movement!

Feb 28, 2021 at 3:52pm

littlefreelibraries.org
Some of the designs are great, lots of photos from all across Canada and the States. There is support for getting started, building and managing one for your neighbourhood or facility. They have pre-assembled boxes as well, you decorate. I got involved with one. It was an excellent community project that made people happy.

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Little Librarian

Mar 1, 2021 at 7:43am

Thanks! I run a little library in my neighbourhood and it's really nice to hear that people appreciate them. I always stop at others when I'm out and about too, because you never know, maybe that book you've been looking for is there, free for the taking.

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@It's a movement!

Mar 1, 2021 at 11:33am

You got the address wrong. It's littlefreelibrary.org
Not libraries.

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Tallcoolone87

Mar 1, 2021 at 7:21pm

I have a hard time letting go of my books, but these little little libraries make me so willing to give away my treasures.

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Aw come on

Mar 2, 2021 at 1:03am

Come on it's just fucken junk nobody wants. When was the last time anyone gave away anything of value for free?

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