We decided a few years ago that our Cooperative Housing Complex needed a free library. We have a farmers’ market on our block, and live just a few blocks from downtown. So there is plenty of foot traffic.
It’s also really hard to find our building number behind the lush secret garden-inspired landscaping out front. So the free library had a secondary purpose of providing a house marker.
It took a pandemic for Brad to finally get around to building one. (And even longer before I’ll get to writing a post about our simple free library design).
Meanwhile, Max and Una have taken to playing free library bingo. And we’ve been running all over town exploring free libraries.
Want to join in? You can find your local free libraries using this worldwide map.
Creative Free Libraries
Here are a few very creative free libraries we’ve seen.
This nautical-themed library is located just a few blocks from the ocean.
Una loved this cat scratching post-inspired library, complete with orange and purple cats!
I love the mushrooms on this Alice In Wonderland library!
Free libraries are a fun way to be creative. While you may not commit to painting your whole house in rainbow colours, a free library offers a perfect alternative.