Little Free Library is Coming to Greenwood Missouri! #Alphabits

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This post was sponsored by Post Alpha-Bits Cereal & The Little Free Library. All thoughts are my own.

As an educator to young children, and having children of my own, I have always had a passion for children’s books. There is nothing greater than listening to a child begin to read, and then continue to grow that love for reading.  So when Alpha-Bits’ teamed up with Little Free Library to spread the word about children’s literacy, I jumped at the chance to be on board.  

Little Free Library was started in 2009, and is a network of small, handcrafted free standing structures where adults and children are allowed to borrow, take and leave books for others. One of the greatest things about Little Free Library is that they are set up by people within a neighborhood and they help to build a sense of community.  It’s a place where adults and children alike can nurture their love for reading.  In addition, it is a place where children learn the valuable lesson of give and take without the exchange of money.  That is rare in our society today, and I think it gives us all a feeling and sense of belonging to the greater community.

The Little Free Library is Coming to Greenwood Missouri!

Another great thing about Little Free Library is that each one has a unique design.  I had the opportunity to put up an Alpha-Bits library which showcases the PBS Kids’ Super WHY! characters.  It truly is a great way to promote a library. With cereal letters that kids can make into words and with the Super Why! characters who’s show promotes pre-reading skills.  Hopefully this library will get the neighborhood kids talking, and better yet, reading all summer long!

The Little Free Library is Coming to Greenwood Missouri!

My hope for this library is that it will bring a community of people together, and start new conversations and friendships.  In this fast paced world we live in, it is so refreshing to be a part of something that helps us all learn to slow down, look through a set of books, and perhaps sit on a nearby bench and read for awhile.  To me, that is one of the greatest lessons that the Little Free Library gives us all.  

The Little Free Library is Coming to Greenwood Missouri!

To learn more about Little Free Library and how you can get involved, visit

http://littlefreelibrary.org/

Connect on Facebook & Twitter! 

https://www.facebook.com/LittleFreeLibrary

https://twitter.com/LtlFreeLibrary

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23 thoughts on “Little Free Library is Coming to Greenwood Missouri! #Alphabits

  • June 5, 2014 at 11:28 pm
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    One of my neighbors in my old 'hood had two of these in their yard! I always thought that was the coolest thing. Reply
  • June 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm
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    What a cool concept! I love the idea of getting kids excited about reading! Reply
  • June 4, 2014 at 9:21 pm
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    What a fantastic idea. It would be great to see these in my community as there a quite a few kids. Reply
  • June 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm
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    Okay, I just have to say that I love, love, love this idea... When I moved to a small town a couple years back I was so sad that there was no library... This would have been perfect Reply
  • June 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm
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    That is so cute! Do people actually return the books? I'd worry they'd never make it back.. Reply
    • June 4, 2014 at 8:43 pm
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      Books don't have to be returned! When you have books that you don't want, add them to the library. When you are done with the book, return it back or return a different book. It's starting to catch on in our community and there are new books in there every day! Reply
  • June 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm
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    I have seen these online before and thought they were a great idea! It's so cool you got to put one up. Reply
  • June 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm
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    OH I love this idea! I would love to have one of these little free libraries in my neighborhood! that is awesome. Reply
  • June 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm
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    I hope the neighborhood enjoys and really uses this. What a wonderful thing! Reply
  • June 4, 2014 at 2:01 pm
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    Thank you for sharing about the Little Free Library! My niece and nephew need to do some summer reading to prepare for next year and this is a great idea!! Reply
  • June 4, 2014 at 9:15 am
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    That is such a neat idea - like a book swap, but just for kids. I would love one of those here near me!! Reply
    • June 4, 2014 at 9:59 am
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      Oh but it's not just for kids! The Little Free Library is filled with books for adults too! And you don't have to drop off a book to pickup a book, if you have one that's great but it's not required. It's all about promoting literacy in children and adults. Reply

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