Submitted by Marylee Boston
Reading offers a lifetime of learning, dreaming, and connecting with the world around us. The love of reading ignited the dream which eventually became the reality of Little Free Libraries. It started with one model schoolhouse library and the collaboration of two gentleman named Todd and Rick. To date their idea, now a non-profit organization has shared the joy of reading with people in 88 countries through the installation of over 75,000 libraries.
The beauty of the Little Free Library is its simplicity. Once you’ve decided to build a library you can purchase a library kit, or you can dream up your own design.
Upon installation you can celebrate with a grand opening to welcome your friends and neighbours to fill your library or take home a new treasure. Your library may become a gathering place, a must-see destination and quite possibly inspire a new generation of readers.
The Little Free Library phenomenon has made its way to Fenelon Falls. According to the Little Free Library map there are 5 chartered libraries in Fenelon Falls and area. Click here Little Free Library to find one in your neighborhood or plan a road trip to visit libraries across Canada.
Looking for great books? Don’t forget to check out our other great local literary resources in the community: the Fenelon Falls branch of the Kawartha Lakes Public Library, and The Book Lady for new and used books.
Footnote: Some information in this story was shared from www.littlefreelibrary.org.