Little Free Library Bring Books To Boise

Dated: 02/16/2016

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“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” ― Jane Smiley

There are certain things that people look for in real estate. Location is, of course, at the top of the list. If a sense of community makes that location even more desirable, then a search on the Little Free Library map just might be the best way to start your wish list.

The brainchild of Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, Little Free Library is a fairly new phenomenon. According to the website, Bol built the first in 2009 as a “a tribute to his mother” who was a teacher. That first construction turned into a simple vision: build at least 2,015. Last month they had over 36,000 registered worldwide. Boise has 32.

One of the most popular Boise locations is just outside of Foothills School of Arts and Sciences in downtown. Used as a way to introduce city planning to third and fourth-graders, the Little Free Library gave them insight into what it takes to get building permits. Now nearly three years old, the structure is often visited by both students and city walkers, and it contains a diverse mix of literary materials. Sometimes art supplies are waiting for the next lucky person to leave a book.

Little Free Library in downtown Boise

Another well-used site is near Hawthorne Elementary on the Bench. Perfectly placed to tempt those walking home after school, the pink two-story house usually contains a lot of kid-friendly books. People have been known to leave little toys, too, as a way to capture the attention of someone that is just the right height to peek into the glass.

Little Free Library on the Boise Bench

Thinking your neighborhood needs a Little Free Library? Check the website for great ideas on how to get started.

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Janet Jameyson

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