How much do you love these Little Free Library boxes popping up all over the place? I think they’re adorable and a great way to share the love of reading throughout a community.
Two of these books were bought by a reader at a recent book signing with a request to have them donated in this way. (Thanks, Rocky!!) I added the third with funds raised through my Patreon page. (Thank you all!!)
I signed each book and added a brief note inside, explaining it was dropped by a local author to encourage reading.
My son came with me and we had a great time tracking down the libraries. For the most part, they were right where they said they would be.
Finding the Libraries
We had a little trouble finding the first drop. It’s located near a tucked-away little nature center with charming, wooded trails. In our excitement, we started down the trails before realizing the library is not actually in the nature center. It was on a path just outside of it. Oops! We didn’t mind the detour since it led to a lovely (if hot and sticky!) walk in the woods.
The second drop was much quicker as the library turned out to be just outside the front doors of the local YMCA.
It was easy to find and had ample parking—as well as plenty of sunshine! The day was very hot and we were glad this library didn’t include much walking. (Note to self: next time, bring water bottles!)
As we hopped in the car to find the third little free library, I worried over our direction. I usually see these Little Free Library boxes in parks, community centers, or apartment complexes. Yet, the third box appeared to be in the middle of a suburban neighborhood—and it was!
This library sat beside the sidewalk and was quite well-filled with a wide variety of books. Hopefully, a neighborhood book lover will find my copy of Healers and Thieves and enjoy the read.
I love sharing my writing (and love of reading) with others and this was a fun way to do that. I plan to donate more books to Little Free Libraries in other nearby towns and maybe even track down some libraries when I’m traveling about.
If you’d like to help, a portion of the money I receive through my Patreon page will go toward future book drops. Becoming a patron also gives you some other perks, like bonus content and early updates on upcoming projects.