Back in March, I mentioned that I was teaming up with Alpha-Bits cereal to place a Little Free Library in our community. Alpha-Bits cereal sent us a LFL to share with our community and further the love of reading in kids.
Libraries are placed and run in the community where kids can drop off a book, or grab a new one. Even adults can add their books. We have placed ours at our local preschool. This way, when kids are ready to swap out a book, they can take one from home and drop it in the Little Free Library. Hopefully, another child has done the same so there are new-to-them books to select from and bring home. Also, moms/dads and caregivers can do the same with their books, creating an easy place for all books to be exchanged.
The beauty of the Little Free Library is that the books don’t have to be returned by a certain date and don’t even have to go back to the same library. For example, if you are traveling and happen to come across a LFL, you can swap out your book for a new one. You don’t have to worry about due dates, fines and late fees or anything else. It’s sort of like the little penny jar at the register. Need a book, take one. Have a book, leave one.
You can even place a sticker in the front of the book with a starting location so people know where it originated. People can also mark on that same sticker where they read the book so it can be traced around from Little Free Library to Little Free Library.
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