Guess what?! I got a Little Free Library for DBS! :) I’m super excited. I’ve wanted one for awhile and last spring I asked the boss if we could put one in front of school. He loved the idea. I was hoping to find a boy scout or someone to do it for free, but ended up asking a neighbor who has a crafty family and a good mid-western work ethic! :) They are a pretty awesome family and like to do family activities. They had a few kids go through DBS and were excited to make a lasting project. I was thrilled! I gave them free range on design and they ran with it. The week before school started they were ready to install.
There is a website called LittleFreeLibrary.org that started the movement (as best I know) and maintains a map of locations. I went to registered our new addition and discovered that it’s a trademarked name! Of course! In order to use the name (which we obviously and clearly did!) and be listed on the map you have to pay a small fee and get a plaque. Guess what I did ASAP?! :) The plaque should be arriving in the mail any day now.
During the first week of school I was talking to each of the classes about it and I was thrilled that so many kids had already found it and started getting books. I love the expressions when I tell them that although it’s called a “library” they can actually KEEP the books if they want to! And add some of their own that they are done with. The kids love it! I’ll check on it regularly and keep it stocked with books as well, just in case kiddos take books faster than they leave them.