My neighborhood in Minneapolis was the recipient of a grant that funded the building and distribution and stocking of 21 Little Free Libraries. Which is really cool. Many of them have already been installed, but today was the official launch party, complete with treats, books, and special guests. It was a fun event.
I’m glad that this is happening. Where I live has a less-than-stellar reputation as far as the rest of Minneapolis is concerned, and I don’t think that’s fair. Yes, some parts might not be as nice as the rich areas are, but it’s not like we’re living in a war zone. A project like this shows that the neighborhood sees itself in a positive light, and it shows that the neighborhood as a whole values books, and that it wants them to be accessible to people who (for whatever reason) might not go to a traditional library to obtain them, or who can’t afford to buy them at a store.
So I’m happy to report that I’m one of the 21 who obtained a Little Free Library through the grant, and I’m looking forward to keeping it stocked with books I want to share with my neighbors.