Please help us build a Little Free Library on Thomas St in Flint, MI! We would love to see a free library on every street!
Over the summer we opened Mott Park's first Little Free Library on a stump in front of our rental home. We see visitors every single day picking out a book, returning a book. We've seen children reading books while waiting for the bus, entire families riding their bikes to pick out a book, families going on walks to pick out books -- books! People are reading books!
Sadly, however, as renters, my husband and I had to unexpectedly leave this home where the Frank St. library resides, and were asked to take the library with us; however, not wanting the library to suddenly disappear on the dedicated patrons who use the library we were able to find the Frank St. Little Free Library a new home right across the street! (Hooray!) But, being the book lovers that we are, we are looking to raise funds to purchase a second Little Free Library to put in front of our new home in the 2500 block of Thomas St., which is about a half-mile away from the Frank Street LFL. I do have this not-so-secret goal of helping put a library on every street in Mott Park -- how cool would that be!
So, here is how the funds break down:
- Unfinished Little Free Library - $250
- Shipping - $50
- Paint - $25
- Supplies to build post - $25
- Any extra funds donated will go to towards the purchase of new/gently used books.
<3 Sarah, Chris, Molly & Logan Reed
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Challenges in completing this project include keeping interest in the Little Free Library so that the library can sustain itself along with the others in the area. This challenge can be overcome by keeping social media sites dedicated to area LFLs updated. Other challenges include being able to keep timely and interesting books stocked daily in the library so that patrons have materials that are interesting and relevant. This challenge can be overcome by again putting aside extra funding to purchase gently used books for the library. Upkeep on the library is also a challenge -- some funds will be most likely set aside to help keep the library weatherproofed and to replace any books that may get damaged.
You can find updates on our Facebook page! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/MottParkLittleFreeLibrary
pledged of $350 goal
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Oct 10, 2012 - Nov 9, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A personal shout-out will be made to you online on the Mott Park Little Free Library Facebook page!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $10 or more
The above, and a book will be donated with a thank you to you inside the book cover.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $20 or more
All of the above and your choice of a 4x6 portrait of you posed next to the new Little Free Library OR a 4x6 signed art print of the Little Free Library.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Ships within the US only