Free Little Libraries, or Mini Libraries, are popping up more and more all over the world. Located, for example, outside a house or inside a communal building or coffee shop, they often come in the form of a little cabinet or bookshelf full of books that you can take away for free – and which you can also add to yourself.
The Mini Libraries are usually homemade: some people turn them into a real art form. Like Sharalee Armitage Howard, an artist from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, US, who turned a hundred-year-old, rotting tree into the most magical little library. “The tree had to be cut down,” says Howard, “so we decided to turn it into something that would benefit the whole neighborhood.”
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This is an awesome project. A Coeur d'Alene artist found a unique way to repurpose an old and decaying tree in her front yard. She's turned the tree's stump into a Little Free Library. It's a free book exchange designed to encourage reading. A Facebook post from the woman has since been shared close to 30,000 times!https://www.krem.com/mobile/article/news/local/kootenai-county/artist-turns-100-year-old-tree-in-coeur-dalene-into-little-library/293-3fa730c4-2ccf-4771-bed9-0176fb334083
Posted by Taylor Viydo on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Photography Sharalee Armitage Howard