It’s probably too soon to do a follow-up on the Little Free Library. But, I get obsessive about these sort of things – it’s like my baby – and I drive by it frequently to see how it’s doing.
Here’s the post that explains it all: Original post.
The initial excitement of the new library by the park wore off after two weeks. At first, I’d get a thrill seeing all new titles in the box. It’s working!
I’d scare my husband as we drove down a distant street, my screech of joy as my eagle eye caught some people peeking into the library. It’s working!
My faith in humanity is strong.
But, then I found the box empty, the window broken out. What the heck, humanity?
Anyway. I refilled it and hoped the books would stay dry (they do).
Then this weekend, it was nearly empty again, three books and a ninja turtle. So I refilled it. And taped up a little note about how it’s supposed to work.
Do I just need to let this project go? Let it truly become the community’s and not keep restocking it?
Another interesting development I didn’t expect: I have Little Free Library envy. There’s another one in my neighborhood and it has a way better selection. I’m talking Oprah Book Club selections, folks. Hardcovers, cute kids books, two rows of books! A thing of beauty.
The point of this post? If you have some books collecting dust on your shelves, I have a fabulous place for you to take them: Metcalfe Park located between Dundee and Benson. Thanks!