Queen Babs Aka Jane Balke Andersen
Make a Free Little Library for the Neighborhood
Little Free Library is a creative idea, thought up by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, that aims to promote literacy and bring communities together by putting up mini libraries in neighborhoods around the world. Started in 2009, it's a nonprofit that seeks to place these small, accessible book exchange boxes right in front of a house or on a street corner. (Take a book, return a book.)
Laurie Fraher. Somers, CT. Our family loves to read and we always have books everywhere. We learned about the Little Free Library in a home school magazine and thought it would be fun. My children saved money to purchase our charter for my Mother's Day gift and we all worked together to restore an old bunny cage. The Bunny Hutch Little Free Library was created by our whole family for the love of books and learning.
Book Fountain, Main Library
Book Fountain, Main Library The Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain, on the Vine Street Plaza, was conceived and executed by former Cincinnati sculptor Michael Frasca. The "book fountain" features water cascading over a stack of ceramic tile books, representing the free flow of information and ideas through the printed word. Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
A guerilla bookbox stocked with manly tomes
Although the number of guys visiting libraries has plummeted in recent years thanks to the availability of hot librarian pics on the Internet, a new public art project aims to bring back book-lending's wholesome, community-building roots. Little Free Library facilitates paperback-based neighborly bonding by encouraging people to post a wooden box in a public space, fill it with books, then invite other ordinary citizensto take one book and replace it with another.