Little Free Library celebrates the love of reading, the joy of sharing in a location near you.
Happy Spring and welcome to May, which just so happens to be Little Free Library (LFL) month. If you have never heard of these libraries, you are in for quite the treat.
A LFL is a “take a book, return a book” concept that is most commonly seen as a freestanding, small wooden box filled with books. The best part is it’s free! These libraries can be found in communities around the world to share the love of reading.
Little Free Library (www.littlefreelibrary.org) is a nonprofit “that builds community, inspires readers and expands book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries,” according to the website. “Through Little Free Library book exchanges, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.”
Currently, there are more than 100,000 registered libraries in 108 countries. These libraries work purely on an honor system; if you choose to take a book, you may also leave one for someone else to enjoy.
I first learned about LFLs many years ago when visiting a friend out of state. I noticed her neighbor had a cute replica of a tiny library to house books in her front yard. I absolutely loved the creativity behind the design and also the ability to share books. On my trek to explore LFLs near me, I was pleasantly surprised to see that many had a variety of books including children’s books, young adult novels, fiction and even cookbooks. I also made it my mission to donate some of my favorite books for others to enjoy. I included children’s books; what better way to spread the love of reading than sharing with children. I took my daughter on my journey because she loves books just as much as her mama. I encourage anyone who enjoys reading to visit a Little Free Library, and you may just find your next favorite book..
– Woodstock resident Candy Baylor is an avid reader, and shares her love of reading with her 1-year-old daughter and the members of her neighborhood book club.
8 Little Free Libraries Near You
The following structures are a few of those registered at www.littlefreelibrary.org in the Acworth area. Be sure to check for more that may be near you.
Swift Cantrell Park
3140 Old 41 Highway NW, Kennesaw 30144
4450 Maple Dr., Acworth 30101
A small collection of books for everyone. Adults, teens and kids. Please feel free to take or leave a book. We do have three dogs that like to bark and jump. They are harmless and there is a treat jar for them if you want to throw them a bone!
The Crazy Book Lady
4901 N. Main St.
4000 S. Main St., Acworth 30101
These libraries have been installed with the help of the Acworth Parks and Recreation department.
Little Free Library
3927 Keystone Ridge, Acworth 30101
Brookstone 3 Library
6124 Braidwood Lane, Acworth 30101
Red Top Mountain State Park-Read Here
50 Lodge Road SE, Acworth 30102
Swee’pea’s Mini Free Library
1390 Stonehenge Court NW, Kennesaw 30144
We hope you enjoy the mix of books we offer for various age groups in our library. Take a look…. leave a book…. read a book!
St. Catherine Of Siena Catholic School
Cherokee St., NW, Kennesaw 30144
As a school that has passionately encouraged reading and the love of books to its students, we decided that it was time to share our fervor with the larger community.