While perusing this month's O, the Oprah Magazine, I came across a brief article on a very special organization behind Sue's box. Apparently there's an international movement of "take a book, leave a book," neighborhood by neighborhood.
The Little Free Library is a charity that helps individuals (folks like you and me) foster literacy and build community in their neighborhoods. You can order kits from their site and place a miniature lending library on your property. Register your library with LFL to receive extra support. The organization also is active in providing books to the third world to promote global literacy.
Here are a few more adorable libraries to inspire you:
|Habitat for the Humanities (clever, right?)|
|A book barn!|
|A very classy library.|
If you could custom-design a box for your yard, what would it look like? What books might you share with your neighbors?