This summer, maintaining reading skills is of utmost importance for your kids, as well as for the adults, too! One valuable resource I’ve seen around town lately is the utilization of the Little Free Library, which has multiple locations around the metro Atlanta area. Since you may already know the sheer benefits of reading with your children AND you may also be familiar with a few great books you should read to your kids, then you’ll further appreciate and understand the concept of the Little Free Library.
What makes the Little Free Libraries across the country so great? It’s such a simple concept, based off the “take a penny, leave a penny” idea – except they call it “take a book, return a book”. When you’re in need of another good book, visit a local Little Free Library and peruse the selection. Pay it forward by adding books of your own, that you’re ready to pass on. See? Simple.
You may have spotted a Little Free Library around town – they’re popping up ALL OVER the nation, and have almost 200 locations in Georgia alone. My childhood neighborhood has one near the pool; there’s one on the way to my church. And now, there’s one at a popular park: Brook Run in Dunwoody! Super special thanks to Post Alpha-bits, for providing this box, and to Brent Walker and the City of Dunwoody, for their assistance in getting this installed! And a million thanks, also, to Lauren Nolan of Hunter PR for her kind outreach to me, as well as patience and persistence in helping to get my Little Free Library installed.
I recently got to visit the Little Free Library, and -while my son was excited to see “Superwhy” on the side of the library box, I was thrilled to see new books already turning up in the library. Locating the Little Free Library at a park was strategic, as there are plenty of benches and other cozy spots for parents and kids alike to settle in with a good book and read. And the park allows folks from all walks of life access to free books.
Would you like to put a Little Free Library in your neighborhood? Find out how you can do so! Have you been to the Little Free Library in Dunwoody? If so, I’d love to know what books you got, or dropped off! 🙂
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