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GREAT IDEA… One more way to give the gift of reading. Sharing is caring! ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com

Street of Dreams

A little while ago, I noticed this outside  on one of the streets of Bloomington, Illinois,  which is a stone’s throw away from where I live.

The concept is beautiful, sharing books with your neighbors.  Take a book. Leave a different book. Let the love spread. Interact with your neighbor and bring your love of books beyond the schools and libraries where they live.

I think this is an amazing idea! If you visit their website, you can get complete details.  The kits can be a bit pricey (anywhere from 250 to 1000) dollars.  But you can always just build one yourself.  This could be the perfect idea for people like me who absolutely dread winter. And the website has building tips. (They also have a book bench idea, which is pretty snazzy.)

This is a great idea for book lovers like myself who find their library overflowing with…

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Comments on: "Little Free Library the coolest idea ever!" (14)

  1. What a great idea! Blessings, Natalie 🙂

  2. Isn’t it delightful! Another amazing way to share the gift of reading, Natalie… Blessings, Bette 🙂

  3. Very brilliant idea and inspires me to do the same. Reading is too important to lose the skill. Kharis Macey

    • I just loved it, Kharis. Also, Barbara left a comment that’s brilliant as well–a book exchange shelf at the local market! Happy reading, writing and all of those wonderful things that you do! Blessings, Bette

  4. A small store near my home used to have a bookshelf near the entrance where you could leave a book or take a book. I used to do both; after a while the shelf sadly disappeared. I miss it.

    • The book shelf is another awesome idea, Barbara. Hopefully they’ll start it up again. It sounds like a great way to pass along the love of reading to those who don’t get a chance to go to the library. I know I’d check it out at my local market and I’m no stranger to our wonderful library. Thanks for stopping by. I hope your idea spreads around… HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ☺

  5. very cool….

  6. What I want to know is where do they find a tiny librarian to work there? 🙂

  7. Hello Bette, thank you so very much for following my Barefoot Baroness blog, it’s lovely to meet you and your blog,
    I love your blog and this post is a perfect example of why. The content is thought provoking and evocative of someone who has others interests at heart. I read that you are a child advocate, I am also. I work for three county courts as a CASA.
    Your love of nature also mirrors mine.
    I know I am going to en joy reading your blog.
    And thanks again for visiting my blog ~ BB

    • Hi, BB. I’m so glad that we’ve connected. We certainly do have a lot in common. I look forward to keeping in touch and wish you a wonderful holiday season! Blessings, Bette

      • I too am glad to know you Bette. I can tell you bring sunshine with your comments & friendship. Wishing you a blessed holiday my new friend. ~ BB

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