The first time I saw a little free library in Washington, DC I was in love with the idea. I love that the little free library promotes reading books (not a kindle, even though I do read one sometimes) and creates a sense of a shared resource within a community. My family and I moved to Petworth just a few months ago and would love to bring this little free library to our new neighborhood.
The free library will be located on our front lawn at our home near Grant Circle. I will maintain the free library and hope that it will be be filled with books for both adults and children. I think this will be a fun way to introduce books to my 1 year old daughter (and hopefully the same will be true for other kids in the neighborhood as well).
The little free library will look very much like the one shown in the picture above.
Costs: The funds raised will be used for the purchase and installation of the library itself. Any additional funds raised will go towards keeping the library stocked with books and for any maintenance needed to keep the library in shape.
Risks and challenges
Fortunately, I will install the library in our front yard where there is easy access to pedestrians (but no need for any city permits). We hope community members will actively participate and there won't be any concern about depletion of books. Bad weather can cause damage, but others have managed to make their libraries survive and I plan to take good care of it. Vandalism is always a possibility, but I am hopeful that the little free library will not be targeted.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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