Saturday, March 10, 2012

Little Free Library Book Exchange

Three years ago, at his home in Hudson, Wisconsin, Todd Bol, in remembrance of his mother, a teacher who loved books and encouraged book reading, built a waterproof miniature one-room schoolhouse, filled it with books, put it on a post outside his house, with a sign underneath that read, "Free Book Exchange", inviting his neighbors to take a book, and return a book.

As of today, "Little Free Libraries" are in at least 28 states and six countries, with interest in more than a dozen other countries.

On Todd Bol's website, you can find suggestions on how to build a "Little Free Library", as well as, library kits to purchase.  Monies donated to his non-profit organization helps to build little libraries in needy communities and developing countries.

What's so nice about The Little Free Libraries is that they are open for business 24/7 and you don't need a library card, all you need is a desire to read.

Source: Daily Nightly MSNBC-MSN News

Here is an idea, how about Christian Churches put up a "Little Free Library" outside their churches, filling them with God's Word - The Holy Bible.  What better way to spread His Word to others.
Jesus said in Luke 4:4 - "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'"

Psalm 119 is filled with verses that direct us to the importance of reading God's Word, here are a few to ponder on:
Psalm 119:11 - Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
Psalm 119:103 - How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.
Psalm 119:105 - Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Shared with: the healthy home economist