July 30, 2014

Little Free Libraries Inspire...

As you may or may not know I was recently able to complete my pet project and got my library, in conjunction with our city, to put up Little Free Libraries on the local boardwalk as a community outreach project -- Which you can read about here. But what I didn't mention was that the Little Free Libraries were featured in some newspapers and on various community Facebook pages.

Since the articles were printed we've been getting a lot of positive feedback from the community but nothing compares to what I just heard. I literately just received a phone call from an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn who had seen the newspaper article and was so inspired by it that she wanted to contact me to ask me how she could do the same thing in her community.

After explaining to her that Little Free Libraries are a thing and that like her, I had seen a newspaper article on one and felt compelled to make it a thing in my community, I told her how long it took me, how much they cost, how many people I had to go through, etc. And I let her know that I'd provide her with any information and/or support she needed to make her Little Free Library dreams come true and that when she gets hers I will be in Brooklyn to see it.

I cannot tell you how amazing it was to get that phone call today and to be able to help another person who feels as strongly as I do about being able to give to the community and have books available for those who might not other wise be able to get their hands on them.

I feel so awesome right now.

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  1. That is so cool. I can't think of anything more meaningful than someone else seeing what you've done and wanting to do it too. You've done a great thing with your Little Free Libraries. I hope it keeps going for a long, long time.

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    1. Thank you. I hope they are up for a good long time too.

      I still can't believe that I got that phone call. That teacher has no idea how much she has touched me.

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