Have you ever heard of the Little Free Library?
One of our Urban Toot Staffers and his family have decided to take on this very cool project of creating their own mini public library. The exact location hasn’t been determined yet (we’ll let you know when it is).
How little you ask. Very little. Here is a picture of a common library.
Here is the deal. The Little Free Library says that their Mission is to:
- To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
- To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
- To build more than 2,510 libraries around the world–more than Andrew Carnegie!
Sounds pretty cool! What is so appealing to us is that it promotes literacy and community. It makes a statement of “We trust you. we know that you could steal all the books, you could damage our little library but we trust that you won’t.” In other words it builds community.
In today’s world of me, me, me it’s tough to find a worthy project that’s worth supporting. In fact sometimes it’s tough just to find a project not to be cynical about. Today Urban Toot wants to challenge you to be more then just yourself and to get behind a project in which many, many things can go wrong but the Staff at Urban Toot wants to believe that it will go right!
We’ll keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Free Library Project. In the mean time what community projects do you support? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!
Feature Photo Image from Neighborhood Library Builders Guild’s Facebook Page