Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Little Free Library Love

You probably know what Little Free Libraries are... little boxes or containers which contain free books. People can take a book, read it, return it if they want, or return another one, or put a book in another Little Free Library in another location. I love stopping at other LFLs. Now that I'm a steward of one at our church (I take care of loading and organizing it), I notice other LFLs all over the place. I love to stop at them and see what they have. Sometimes I share our overflow with those other libraries.

I decided that the month of May will be "Minnesota Authors Month." I filled it (already, even though it's still April) with a bunch of really good books by really good Minnesota authors. I have overflow of these, too, which will be placed in the library as time goes by this month.

Today after work I took a "scenic route" home, and noticed three or four other LFLs! It was a beautiful day, a perfect day to stop spontaneously at other LFLs. I even found a couple of books I want, and I gave them some of my overflow books. Fun, fun, fun. This one was cute. It matches the house it stands in front of, and I loved the cute little bench. I am hoping we can some time soon have a bench installed near our LFL at church.


Anonymous said...

Well your church has a good book steward, thar's for sure! What a great idea for Minnesota authors! I took a little field trip on my lunch break and stopped at two LFL's near work. Picked up one thing from each. They are fun to spot!

Betty said...

Hi Carol,
Since I can't get to your LFL, could you recommend some Minnesota authors that you enjoy, please.
Betty (from Ontario)

Carol E. said...

Betty, I don't remember if I answered your question.. let's see.
Kent Nerburn is tops on my list -- Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Jon Hassler - start with Staggerford
Louise Erdrich - definitely read The Round House
William Kent Krueger - writes a lot of mysteries that take place in northern MN (Cork O'Connor series).. the one of his I read is not a mystery, and I LOVED it. Title is Ordinary Grace.
Tim O'Brien - The Things They Carried - about the war in Viet Nam
excellent children's book author - Kate DiCamillo. I read and loved Because of Winn Dixie.
a good middle school book that an adult will enjoy: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen