Supposedly a man whose mother, a lifelong teacher and book lover in Wisconsin, had recently died. The man had the idea to honor her memory with a little red school house version in his yard, and the idea spread from there. This one is in Minneapolis in a beautiful old neighborhood where I was looking at historic homes.
This one was in a neighborhood where I probably should not have been walking alone. I love that someone used what they had, including the prop raising a front leg. Not all the books were in English in this one.
These both happen to be in a city, but I have come across them in hiking in parks along the Mississippi River, in small towns, and by farmhouse mailboxes. There are now 5-6,000 boxes worldwide and in every state in America. These two are pretty plain, but some of them are real works of art.
I have taken to carrying a couple books I'm done with in the car to have something to leave, because quite often I find a book I want to read. I think I might start a collection of photos of Little Free Libraries, or Noox, or Pop-Up Libraries, as they are also called.
There are lots of great stories and photos on Our World Tuesday. http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/
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