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    Little Free Library

    I liked the little house/box they built for the little free library project on Kickstarter, may have to make one.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1644104971/little-free-library-project-schuylkill-haven-pa?ref=ending_soon


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    Darren

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    Seen that also, but around here it would be emptied just as fast as one could load it...scumbags around here take everything that's not bolted down & under shotgun supervision...Grrrr...Great idea though otherwise!
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    That is an interesting idea! Thanks for sharing.
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    I've seen 5 or 6 of those around town. Couple in people's yards the others on church properties. Great idea.
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    It's a great idea and I hope it catches on everywhere.

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    I've never seen or heard of it before. That is a pretty cool idea
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    I know I stay in the dark to much, but...

    I showed this thread to LOML, since she's an avid reader and suggested it might be a good idea for our town. She gave me this strange look and told me there are several LFLs around our downtown area. It seems the local Junior Service League has a part in placing them.

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    There wa a thing going on there in Canada, I don't know if you had the same in the US. When you finished a book, you would just leave it in a public space like a mall bench, and someone else would read it and be encouraged to do the same. I haven't heard of that program for a while. I did see a couple of such books, a few years ago, but I just left them where they lay. Between the Memsahib and I, we have enough used books to put one on every public bench in the city.

    I might look at this LFL thing for my churchyard.
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    Darren that's a fantastic project and idea. I have a ton of books I have salvaged from Linda and Kids wanting to throw them out. I cannot bare to throw a book out, to me its like a crime. Think I just found a way to pass them on. We have a lot of people walk past our house in this neighborhood if I can get the time I would like to make one of these and see what happens.

    What a really great project. Kudos to whoever was the originator of something like this. Thanks for sharing it. I don't get time enough to look at kickstarter often enough.
    cheers

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