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Little Free Library Book Program

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I was recently introduced to The Little Free Library Program and knew it was something I wanted to share with you!

Summer is just around the corner and this is a great way to get books into your kids hands for the Free Summer Reading Programs .

Little Free Library is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote a sense of community, reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world.

Basically anyone can build and set up a Little Free Library, making books available for everyone!  I REALLY want to do this!!  I have the books, I need to see about building the house to hold them and getting it registered and on the map.

This is a great project to do with your kids as well!

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Little Free Libraries themselves are hand-crafted structures that contain constantly changing collections of books donated and shared by people of all ages and backgrounds. Most Little Free Libraries are placed in front yards, parks, gardens and easily accessible locations. The Libraries are built to withstand weather of all kinds and hold 20-100 books. Some Libraries are located in coffee shops, in or near restaurants and community centers.

Originally designed to look like a one-room school or a “house of books,” the Libraries rapidly took on a wide variety of sizes, shapes, themes and other attributes. There is no standard size and shape. Although many businesses and apartments may have had “take a book, leave a book” shelves for years, the idea of a network of unique structure with stewards, signage and social support began in 2010.

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To be officially called a Little Free Library, a free book exchange must have an official sign, number and/or listing on the Little Free Library Map of the World. More Libraries are being registered every day.

Benefits of a Little Free Library:

  • People meet more neighbors and passers-by than they have in years.
  • They often spend time getting to know people as well as books.
  • They value the free-wheeling exchange of books, especially because they are often surprised by the variety and quality of the collections.
  • They like giving as much as –or perhaps even more than—taking books. • Little Free Libraries are likely to have a positive influence on community quality of life and social capital.
  • Small, local business owners report that Little Free Libraries help them attract and keep customers.
  • Realtors have said that Libraries (big and small) have influenced potential homebuyers to decide to settle on one neighborhood rather than another.
  • The vast majority of public and school librarians fully support the concept and role of Little Free Libraries as outreach and inreach tools for library success.
  • Children, youth and adults of all ages and backgrounds can share in the give and take. People of widely diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds participate in this grassroots effort.

You’ll find hundreds of these birdhouse like libraries popping up all over the place.  The map below shows the current locations available.

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Dayspring is offering the perfect Mother’s Day Medallion necklaces for just $8.49 (Was $16.99)!

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I believe that menu planning saves my family thousands of dollars every year!

I remember before I started a few years back, I thought the idea of menu planning seemed so rigid.  I am the kind of person that likes to be a bit spontaneous so I tend to feel rebellious whenever the idea of a schedule comes along.

But I was desperate back then to get our out of control spending under control so I was willing to try just about anything.  I had read somewhere that menu planning could help me not spend as much in the grocery store so I thought I would give it a try figuring it wouldn’t really save me that much and I could say I tried it and move on complaining about how much our bill was each week.

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