We were in Rogue River, Oregon (a small town between Medford and Grants Pass) on Memorial Day weekend. This little Free Library and home were well decorated.
Do you have a little free library near you?
The following was originally, posted in November 2015
In my travels and in walking around town, I have found many little libraries. Leave a book, take a book. Mightily designed and oozing with charm – how can you resist.
A fellow writer -Jack Fender- recently built and put this little red library up in Rohnert Park – the first one there and very official looking. Pamela Fender sent me the picture. Jack is the librarian and he’s put a light inside for nighttime visitors – or for the afternoon with the end of Daylights Savings Time.
In my walks in the McDonald neighborhood, I found this one at the south end
And this one at the north end. Multi-story with heat?
In a secluded neighborhood above Bodega Harbor is this library with a reading room
A reading room, also came with this basic one in Port Costa. A magazine rack is on the side.
They come highly decorated as this little library in Pacific Grove with beach colors and sea shells
or with humorous intent as this one I found in Santa Barbara. (The house behind it is even more colorful.)
Or placed next to an excellent restaurant (Haute Enchilada) in Morro Bay. Perfect for the solo diner.
Do you have a Little Library near you?
To make it all official, there’s a registry at Little Free Libraries. You can get a sign, supplies and building instructions etc.
For cases of the evil criminality of a little library – see Wrong Side of the Law. If they are on private property in Sonoma County, the powers in the county don’t care.