When I was a kid and said, “Mom I’m bored” the answer was always he same, “read a book”. For those of you ready for your next book, we have several in the area. Have you noticed the little libraries in several neighborhood spots? The little libraries are starting to pop up and the rules are easy; take a book or leave a book. There’s no library card to remember, it’s all on the honor system.
There is actually a large organization called Little Free Library. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie’s contribution to the public free libraries at the turn of the 20th century, Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model of a one room schoolhouse. It was a tribute to his mother; she was a teacher who loved to read. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and friends loved it. He built several more and gave them away. Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS. Now the network has grown to 36,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world.
There are three Holly Hills locations :
- In front of Woerner School on Leona (near the mailbox)
- In front of Grace Church on Wilmington at Leona
- Near the front of Chulick Funeral Home on Grand and Bellerive
Check out their website if you want to learn more or register your own Little Free Library at littlefreelibrary.org.