Little Free Library (#2)

A couple years ago—hard to believe I’ve been blogging that long!—I wrote a post on the Little Free Library phenomenon.  (Here’s the link to that post if you’d like to read it:

I’ve been meaning to follow up that post with another documenting the many, varied library boxes in my neighborhood.  But the tiny book houses have been proliferating like mushrooms after weeks of heavy rain.  Far too many to photograph all at once—and WAY too many to include in one blog post.

So instead I’ve decided just to post photos of individual Little Free Library boxes here and there.  Maybe you’ve never seen these boxes before, or maybe you have but would like some additional inspiration before taking the plunge and installing one in your own front yard.  Either way, I hope you’ll enjoy the photos 🙂

This Little Free Library echoes several key architectural features of the home that it stands in front of—the gables, the brick, the chimney, etc.  The entire front lower section, including the bump out, serves as the door for the box.  (You can see the hinge along the left side and the knob handle just to the right of the window.)

Little Free Library #2 -- Katherine Wikoff

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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6 Responses to Little Free Library (#2)

  1. mworfolk says:

    How coincidental! I was just talking about Little Free Libraries with a community development person–I’m on a community literacy committee and we are interested in partnering to get some put up around our city. I wrote a post about them a while ago too–they’re great.

    I love how this one looks like the house it’s near. Looking forward to seeing more as you post them!


  2. That is just the cutest thing. What a wonderful idea for sharing books, too!!


  3. Pingback: Little Free Library (#8) – Matching! | Katherine Wikoff

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