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Little Free Library

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As you have been out and about in Kalamazoo, you may have noticed an increasingly number of “little free libraries,” essentially an oversized mailbox or birdhouse with books to share.

The idea started in 2009 with a simple concept—take a book, return a book.

It is now estimated there are between 6,000 and 7,000 little free libraries across 36 countries and at least 1,650,000 books have been donated and borrowed.

Of course these won’t replace libraries, but they are a nice companion. More information is on their website Local information is available at or through a link on our website.

Feel free to take a book, leave a book if you pass one on your walk or drive.


Little Free Libraries

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 08/12/2013 11:31:21 AM | 

I love the little libraries :-). There is one right by the park where ee take our kids,and even when we went on vacation in Wisconsin there was one in the State park. Very cool and nice to see what others have read too.
Posted by: Victoria Dunn ( Email ) at 8/19/2013 7:25 AM

These little library houses are so cute! So sweet and whimsical. We just found the one in our neighborhood.
Posted by: Margy ( Email ) at 8/19/2013 12:38 PM

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