Delightful morsel of the day: This article on Little Free Libraries.
Barely bigger than a birdhouse, there’s a movement to install wee take-a-book, leave-a-book swapping spaces in yards all across America.
Is this not the cutest thing ever? Image via LittleFreeLibrary.org
I’m going to try to forget for a minute that our next house project should probably be sealing the basement and think about how awesome it would be to install one of these. We live on a boulevard that’s super popular for runners and walkers, so I imagine lots of people would use it! I’m always telling Joe how I want to put something weird in our yard so we’ll be “that house” that people use to give landmark directions. “Oh, we’re just a block east of that house with the weird tiny library in the front lawn!” (I bet you hooligans would put trash in it in two seconds, but I’ll try not to let my library fantasy dissolve.)
I imagine there are a bajillion different designs you could come up with, but the Little Free Library site offers some plans, too.
If you are a fan of miniature things, you have to check out the miniature barn museum in the Amana Colonies. It’s super weird.