Many thanks to Alpha-Bits and the Little Free Library for sending us a library for our own neighborhood! We are really excited to be working with them to encourage literacy!
Whoohoo!! After several months of coordinating and planning, I'm happy to announce that our Little Free Library is officially installed!!
the importance of encouraging literacy among children and in our neighborhoods. I also included a fun way to encourage a love of reading and letters by using Alpha-Bits cereal. Two months later, Alpha-Bits is still the favorite cereal at our house, and we are asked repeatedly, all day long, for "ABC cereal!" I love it!
Alpha-Bits and the Little Free Library approached me about installing a library where we live back in January. I jumped at the chance to do that! Reading is so important to our family, and I'd love to see more people spending time with their nose in a book. Our church graciously allowed us to use part of their parking lot to host it, and the head deacon donated his time to get it installed. This has truly been a group project, and I'm so grateful to everyone who has helped bring it to the neighborhood. And now I'm excited to finally be able to give you all of the details so that you can visit our library yourself!
Every Little Free Library is open to the public. You don't need a library card, there is no "check-out" procedure, and no borrowing fines. It operates on a "need a penny, take a penny, have a penny, leave a penny" principle. Stop by anytime, take a book or two that look interesting, and drop off a book or two that you are finished with. The selection constantly changes!
Blue Ridge Bible Church parking lot. We had it installed right under a light for safety reasons. Just pull into the parking lot and browse through the books! Not in the metro Kansas City area? Look up your area on the Little Free Library website and see what is close to you. I think it would make a fun afternoon adventure to hunt for several of them with the kids!
We were given 10 books to get our library started, and I've noticed that people in the neighborhood are already borrowing and adding to the selection. That means it's working exactly as it's supposed to: encouraging literacy and making books accessible to everyone.
On one of my library checks, I found this book inside. I thought it perfectly describes the whole project:
our new Little Free Library or find one close to where you live? Leave me a comment with what you hope to find (or have already found!) inside!
Many thanks to Alpha-Bits and the Little Free Library organization for sending us a library for our neighborhood! This post may contain affiliate links. For more info, please see my disclaimer page.