This weekend I opened the Little Free Library I have been building for the past few weeks. It is a great hit and already I’ve had a couple of nice volumes appear (librarian gets 1st pick!).
I managed to use scraps and pieces from the old house we demolished 20 years on this site to construct the library. The only purchased parts are the door hinges. I also paid the $40 to officially register with the Little Free Library organization – thus the “official sign” and steward number on the picture.
One problem with building a free library is that I already have requests for 2 more (one for our Unitarian Church). But I did learn a few things during construction.
Here is the “spiel” I posted on the door
Welcome to Rivderdale’s first Little Free Library. This is one of over 30,000 Little Free Libraries located around the world.
The Steward of this library is Terry Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Library was constructed entirely of re-cycled materials, many of which came from the original house on this site.
You are welcome to deposit or withdraw a book or two. Borrowed books may be lent to a friend or returned to any Free Library in the world.
This library also accepts videos, CDs and DVDs. If you wish, you may leave a note in your deposit with recommendations, instructions or any advice you wish to offer to its next reader.
And a couple of pics