‘Little Free Library’ Pops Up in Burien
A new “Little Free Library” has popped up in Burien around 1228 SW 150th Street (between 12th and 13th; map below), and residents are invited to participate by borrowing a book or dropping one off.
If you’re not yet familiar with them, “Little Free Libraries” are community-built sheds where anyone can borrow or drop off books for free. That’s right – you can just walk up to the little shed, open it (it’s got an unlocked latch), then take or leave books as you please!
According to the www.littlefreelibrary.org website, the goals of this project – which is nationwide – are:
- To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
- To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity, and wisdom across generations.
- To build more than 2,510 libraries around the world – more than Andrew Carnegie–and then more.
We’re not sure who built this project – but we tip our hats to them for such a great thing!
Here are some pics (thanks Joy Kersey Fisher for the tip & middle pic!):