In my neighborhood in Seattle, these adorable book-lending birdhouses liven up almost every other block. Whenever I see one -- even if I'm mid-run rocking out to Nicki Minaj -- I stop, I look, and I smile up at the sky thinking, "God, I love this city." Little Free Libraries give you that kind of feeling -- they just do.
Apparently, not everyone sees LFLs as good things. "Some cities do have ordinances and zoning laws that prevent, or at least discourage, building these little libraries."
Richardson has a growing number of such little treasures. There's one in my neighborhood. There's probably one near you, too. How about we all promote their use so that no one at city hall even thinks about preventing or discouraging building these little libraries? If you have young children, establish a habit of walking to your closest LFL and getting, reading and exchanging books on a regular basis. Get up. Go outside. Walk. Read. Share. What's not to like?
|From 2014 07 02 Juneau|