Need something to read? Or do you have books you’d like to share? Look no further than one of Wyoming’s Little Free Libraries in your neighbor’s front yard.
These colorful, whimsical boxes may look like oversize birdhouses, but inside you’ll find books to borrow, or a place to drop off books you don’t need, working on the honor system. (Books should be returned when you’ve finished.) The Little Free Library website shows over a dozen in the 45215 zip code, placed and maintained by neighbors who are passionate about reading.
“Our love of the written word is a great way to bring people together,” says Ellie Wilhelm, whose family installed their library box as soon as they moved into their house on East Mills Avenue. It is their second Little Free Library. “They provide a special opportunity to give and receive. The neighborhood has really responded.”
Little Free Libraries began with a single box in 2009. Today, the nonprofit organization reports over 100,000 sites worldwide.
Visit the website to find the Little Free Library closest to you, or to learn how to get one of your own…or simply keep an eye out for one of these!