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I am a lifelong reader and book collector. I think libraries are awesome: big ones, little ones, public and private. Read more

Boise, ID Public Art
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This project was successfully funded on May 9, 2012.

I am a lifelong reader and book collector. I think libraries are awesome: big ones, little ones, public and private.

Boise, ID Public Art
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Update: Now that we are fully funded, we will be working toward another Little Free Library. Please continue to share the project as I work on designing and building the little library boxes and finding another location and steward! Thank you!

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My fascination with books started before my conscious memory. I don't remember learning how to read (rumor has it I was four years old). I don't remember a time before books and reading dominated my waking life. 

I read voraciously as a child and as a young teen. All this reading has profoundly shaped my life. I am incredibly grateful for literacy, libraries, the codex itself, and my bookshelves. When I heard about The Little Free Libraries, I thought of my constant hunt for new reading material and was inspired to create a new venue in the Boise area for book sharing.

We do have a wonderful public library system and a rich community of brilliant librarians here, but the Little Free Libraries will be a fantastic way to bring books deeper into our community. Each Little Free Library is weatherproof, filled with books, labeled with the simple instructions "Take a book. Return a book.", and maintained by a volunteer steward. Little Free Libraries are also numbered and registered with the Little Free Library project whose goal is to start more libraries than Andrew Carnegie endowed.

Boise's first Little Free Library will be in my front yard in the South Boise Village. Additional locations will be found as funds are raised and stewards volunteer. I will build or obtain a Little Free Library and I will maintain and stock it. Each Little Free Library costs about $350 to build, stock and register. I have set the goal at $400 to cover Kickstarter's 5% fee and Amazon's 3-5% processing fees. If we raise enough for more than one, we will commit to finding additional locations and stewards. We will then also open up more $150 rewards for naming rights.

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    Pledge one dollar or more and get a thank you message and photograph of the finished library(ies).

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    11 backers

    Pledge ten dollars or more and get the above plus the right to choose one of the books for the library's initial stock.

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    Pledge one-hundred and fifty dollars or more and get the above (thank you, photo, and choice of two books for the library's initial stock) plus naming rights for the library. *Naming rights subject to approval.*

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