We did it! Together, as the SUNeighbors, we made this little dream a reality. Our latest Little Free Library in the South University Neighborhood now proudly stands on the street side of the University Park Information Kiosk. Feel free to bring books, take books – enjoy the pleasure of reading on a park bench, or at home.
What is a ‘Little Free Library’? The company LFL was started in 2009 by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, who built a model of a one room schoolhouse a a tribute to his mother; she was a teacher who loved to read. He filled that first library with books and hung a sign for neighbors to take them home for free. Since then the company has blossomed to over 36,000 (in 2016) official Little Free Libraries, located all over the world. Their mission: To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
Soon, four of those libraries will reside right here on the SUN streets. The SUNeighborhood currents boasts 3 LFL’s with a new children’s library scheduled to open at the Edison Information Kioask on May 5, 2016, after school. Please stop by any of our libraries, browse, discover a new unexpected novel, or drop off your last read to enrich your neighbor’s lives.
Find our first SUN Library at the kiosk on the NE corner of Universiity Park, or find other LFL’s nearby on this interactive map (just enter your zip code). We’d love to hear your feedback. Join the conversation and ask how you can sponsor your own LFL in the SUN at Nextdoor.com or contact us here at the contact link above.