Have you seen it? The colorful little library “house” just off LCR’s Windmill Pointe driveway?
With some seed money from a Thrivent Financial grant, local residents and LCR members, Barbara and Doug Simpson (and a few friends) have built and installed a registered Little Free Library® for use by the whole neighborhood!
Little Free Library® is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote a sense of community, reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world. The books are housed in hand-crafted structures filled with constantly changing books donated and shared by people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Little Free Library is located on the LCR campus where children take school buses every day and where parents wait to pick up their children. It’s a way to share good things to read—favorite books from your childhood or books you would recommend to friends, books that teach, intrigue and engage you. All of us can help by keeping this collection stocked with good reading material. It belongs to everybody—neighbors, friends, and people we don’t even know yet. Anyone can use it! So anyone can take a book, share it, return it or pass it on to a friend.
The LCR Little Free Library is the sixth one in this area and one of over 36,000 registered in all 50 states and 70 countries. To see little libraries from around the world, log onto their website www.littlefreelibrary.org.