My first little free library was housed in a large carton on our screened-in porch in our old house. We left the screen lock unlatched so the borrowers could come and go as they pleased. The Lending Library was officially launched one Thursday afternoon as Ashley, Julie, Laura, Laura, and Lindsey (a.k.a. The Car Pool) all gathered around my kitchen table to enjoy the chocolate-chip cookie pizza I had prepared (I might have had some, too), and I issued each of them a homemade library card informing them of their rights and responsibilities (hard to remember what those might have been). Enthusiastic in the way of little girls, each one came with books to contribute. A believer in recycling, I had turned my attention to books; why should we be all be purchasing the same or similar books if we could exchange books? Both a borrower and a lender be. Continue reading
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Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward to help advance the Global Literacy Movement. This day was established by LitWorld, a wonderful non-profit literacy organization fostering resilience, hope, and joy though the power of story. Learn more about all the worthwhile things, large and small, that they do by visiting their website or look for them on Facebook.