by Sara 

Tiny free libraries popping up in Magnolia


Microbrews,?mini cars and tiny houses.? It seems small is the new black.? The trend?continues with… libraries? Little Free?Libraries are appearing all over the US, and are popping up in Magnolia as well.

Based on a “take one, leave one” philosophy, these miniature lending houses are meant to encourage literacy for all and foster community spirit.?The libraries might be themed (mystery, teen, history, cooking, etc,) or not, and usually have great current books available.? To start one is fairly simple, build the box, fill with books (the website has great ideas on getting the books- you don’t have to supply them all), register the library at the Little Free Library site (they send you an official plaque?to put on your brand new library), and you’re off!

So far, I have?seen 2 in the 98199.? This one on 28th near Fulton:

And this one on 33rd ave w:

Suzanne (owner of this little cutie) says:
I first saw the Little Free Libraries on the Internet.? I asked my husband for one for my birthday.? This one is a replica of our 1907 house in Magnolia.? We had an opening celebration…and about 20 people came by to check it out.? Since then people have stopped by every day, some even rearranging all the books to fit some more inside.!? We have recieved a few nice notes from people saying how much they liked the idea. The first book to go was The Hunger Games.!? Please stop by? 4042 33rd ave w.
Did we miss any?? If you have started a Free Little Library, let us know!? For more information on Free Little Libraries, or to start one on your street, click here.

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