Carol Lathrop. Marion, OH. Located on the corner of a cul-de-sac, our LFL contains bookmarks explaining the LFL, a regularly rotated reading quotation on the door, and a water bowl for dogs. A notepad provides an opportunity for feedback. The notes left by patrons have been priceless. We are delighted that this project has created an opportunity for neighbors to meet neighbors, and for books to be displayed right out in the front yard!
Ken Carvalho. Alameda, CA. Our Little Free Library is made from a recycled Newspaper dispenser we acquired, it has a shelf for paperbacks to sit flat above hardback books lined below. The shape of it and its details match our 1889 Queen Anne Victorian.
Elizabeth Maltby. New Orleans, LA. I asked my husband to help our boys make me one for Mother's Day. They did a wonderful job making it! The plexi roof even protects the door a bit and lets in some light from the streetlight above. Before the project was actually finished my father passed away of cancer. He was a huge reader and would have loved to have books so readily available in his neighborhood. This library is officially dedicated to Allan Robert Engle.
Nancy Stockdale. Topeka, KS. After the passing of my father in 2009 I acquired his overflowing supply of books. He was a self educated man and stressed the importance of reading. He influenced many, including his great grandchildren to pick up a book and learn, travel, & be entertained. It seemed so right to share his books with the community. The grandkids are thrilled to be able to share their books also, as well as choose new ones to read.
Craig Struble. Portland, CT. In my yard, I have a small chalkboard in a flower garden. For the past year I have written an inspirational quote on it daily. When I saw an article in the New York Times about the Little Free Library I felt this would be a wonderful addition to the flower garden! People have exclaimed how much they love the library and the quote of the day. I have met so many wonderful people in the neighborhood and I am happy to be able to contribute to the community!
Leupold Family. Carlsbad, CA. Our neighborhood is Hidden Ridge in coastal Carlsbad. Tucked away, we have a great group of neighbors and many kids ranging in ages. We wanted to bring the Little Free Library idea to encourage reading and keep our community close together. The library has primarily children's books including comic books!