Brilliant way to save a tree and start a book sharing movement!


Sharalee Armitage Howard works at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library in Idaho. So when an aging cottonwood tree began to rot in front of her house and had to be cut down, she had the most genius idea. She decide to transform this tree into a library.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community; Little Libraries have been called “mini-town squares.”

There are more than 90,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in 91 countries worldwide.

Take a look at this video created by local news station KREM showing this one of a kind Library.

The Little Free (Tree) Library

This is an awesome project. A Coeur d'Alene artist found a unique way to repurpose an old and decaying tree in her front yard. She's turned the tree's stump into a Little Free Library. It's a free book exchange designed to encourage reading. A Facebook post from the woman has since been shared close to 30,000 times!

Gepostet von Taylor Viydo am Dienstag, 18. Dezember 2018