A Little Free Library is a great way to connect to people in your neighborhood, as more and more of these freestanding, book-sharing boxes are popping up.
The little libraries offer a place for community members to pick up a book, for free, and to share or leave a book in return.
The idea is to encourage and inspire others to get into the habit of reading. The boxes usually contain an assortment of books for children and adults.
Several local woman’s clubs recently have donated and installed Little Free Libraries.
The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club collaborated with the Land O’ Lakes Branch Library and its Foundry to install a little library on the campus of Shady Hills Elementary School in Spring Hill.
Bill Nelson, a Land O’ Lakes library staff member, designed, built and painted the box, now located at campus entrance of the the elementary school.
To get the little library started, the woman’s club donated and stocked its shelves. The club will replenish the inventory, too.
The GFWC Pasco Juniors and the GFWC Tampa Bay Women’s Club hosted a ribbon-cutting on April 6 for the installation of a Little Free Library in front of the Lexington Oaks Community Clubhouse in Wesley Chapel. James King, of Kingworks, donated his time and labor to build and install the box.
The clubhouse library contains various books for readers of all ages.
To learn more about how to help build community, inspire readers and expand book access, visit LittleFreeLibrary.org.
Published April 21, 2021