The Krebses’ library is made out of a reconfigured bookcase, but the small libraries can take many forms. Whatever the shape, their purpose is to share books, support literacy and create communities of readers. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than 40,000 around the world and can be found in all 50 states.
“Our Little Free Library doesn’t just belong to us; it belongs to the whole community,” said retired school media specialist Sandy Krebs. “It’s our hope that this library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a whole lot more books to our area.”
The library is open 24/7 and offers books for all ages. Here’s how it works: Take a book that catches your eye. Read it and either return it or pass it along to another reader or another Little Free Library. Leave a book at the library when you can.