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Thursday, March 06, 2014
THE LITTLE FREE LIBRARY ON SPRUCE STREET
Some of you may be familiar with the Little Free Library, a national project as described on the LFL website:
It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors
share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a
Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and
pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can,
There are several LFL book boxes around Boulder, so I was inspired to build one for our neighborhood. I found a cheap cabinet and some miscellaneous shingles at Resource-Boulder, a place for reclaimed materials. The base is made from a planter that we found after the September flood. The moose heads are actually pasta/salad servers, and the little books and door handle came from a resale shop. The outer wood was recovered from a sauna. So, it cost a whole lot less than some of the box kits that you can purchase here. e.g. $999.95!! Here is our neighborhood box.