River Park’s Little Free Libraries
by Patt Hull
What is a Little Free Library, and what’s so special about it? Little Free Libraries are a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books in a public place. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.
Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community; Little Libraries have been called “mini-town squares.”
There are 50,000+ libraries in over 70 countries. Here in River Park, we have seven libraries located at:
140 Sandburg Dr
5127 Sandburg Dr
5300? Camellia (next to Caleb Greenwood School)
5531 State Street
Spilman + Ada
They are all open 24 hours and welcome your patronage. There are no membership or late fees; just enjoy. They all thrive with daily use; so, the next time you are out in our beautiful neighborhood, enjoy one of our libraries.
Here’s the official Little Free Libraries site that shows how to install one near your house, as well as a list of the libraries around the world.
Have you found trends or patterns in the different Little Free Libraries around River Park? Do some cater to kids while some are stocked with more adult offerings?