My kid’s school has figured out that they can get me to volunteer for anything book related. I just can’t say no. But when they approached me about managing the Little Free Library they have on campus, I didn’t want to say no. I was like Hermione Granger in the front row, hand raised.
First of all, what they’ve had in the past is a sad little box in the hallway outside the library. But then the fire marshall said they can’t stack stuff up in the hallway so the box got moved INTO the library, which is just frankly confusing for the littler kids. I mean, is it part of the library? Are the books free? What is this box?
(As a side note – I really hate the name Little Free Library. It’s not a library at all. It’s a book swap shelf. Okay, that name is no good. It’s a leave-a-book-take-a-book box… and here is where I just give up and use the term Little Free Library. I struggle with naming things.)
Anyway, I jumped right in and got permission to put a Little Free Library on the patio where the kids eat lunch. Now I just have to build the damn thing. And I want it to be great. No pressure.
Here are a few I found online that I love:
My current plan is to find a bookshelf on sale at the second hand store and paint it up pretty, but I am definitely daunted by this project. Stay tuned. (And if you have any advice, please drop it in the comments.)