The Little Free Library in Mary Maxfield's front yard at 2217 E. 46th Avenue in Spokane, Wash., awaits the neighbors checking out books. (SR photo: Dan Pelle)
One possibly surprising thing about Little Free Libraries: Other than to borrow and drop off books, lingering to peruse the titles or page through the pictures, people leave them alone. That’s contrary to what passers-by wondered aloud when Mary Maxfield put up Little Free Library No. 848 – a peak-roofed box atop a sturdy post in her front yard on the South Hill, with a sign inviting people to take a book or leave one. How would she protect it from vandals? How would she keep people from throwing books into the street? Not an issue, said Maxfield, a retired program director for the Girl Scouts who erected her little library last spring. Well, one time some kids drove past, their car vibrating with loud music/Adrian Rogers, SR. More here.
Question: Would you like to see something like this in your neighborhood?