Little Free Library, Coming Soon to LHS

I LOVE the whole idea behind the Little Free Library movement: take a book if you want, leave a book if you can. How simple is that? The best part about the library, though, is how it connects a neighborhood or community.

That’s why I’m SUPER excited to install a Little Free Library  in the cafeteria at LHS.

Many people have offered to donate books to our future school library. I often tell them no thank you, because most of our students are not reading books folks read in their college literature courses. And I’m convinced that a room full of books that feel completely irrelevant to most of our students is far worse than a room full of no books.

Why not give them away?

I think the Little Free Library will be a huge success. My friend Derek, a super talented furniture maker, has agreed to make one for us. I’ll post a picture once it arrives.

Until then, here’s one I saw in the Fillmore recently. Clever idea, don’t you think?


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3 thoughts on “Little Free Library, Coming Soon to LHS

  • February 10, 2015 at 4:19 am
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    I particularly like your point: “And I’m convinced that a room full of books that feel completely irrelevant to most of our students is far worse than a room full of no books.” The Little Free Library idea, therefore, is an excellent one. My prediction is that it will be well used by students with esoteric and eclectic tastes.

  • February 13, 2015 at 5:13 pm
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    Thanks Mark! I’m excited for a new way to distribute books and encourage a reading culture.

  • February 20, 2015 at 5:00 am
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    I’m sorry I’m so tardy replying to your thoughtful comment!
    Yes, I predict that those students will be drawn to the selection of free books. I’m hoping that it will attract some more reticent readers, too. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes!

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