Little Free Library and Seed Exchange Launch

Kelly pulls an all-nighter with her headlamp to finish the text on the library.

Kelly pulls an all-nighter with her headlamp to finish the text on the library.

The perfect proverb for a library/seed exchange.

The perfect proverb for a library/seed exchange.

Kelly applies her artistic talents

Kelly applies her artistic talents

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The helpful father.

Books on top and seeds below!

Books on top and seeds below!

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The library launch: 16 children's books, 28 books for adults.

The library launch: 16 children’s books, 28 books for adults.

We finally finished the months-long intensive paint job on our little free library and seed exchange and installed it this evening. Yay!!!!

Now, to spy through the front windows and see who stops to look at books!

 

4 Responses to Little Free Library and Seed Exchange Launch

  1. Fabulous girls, well done and I imagine it will soon be a great communal meeting place. Had to drop in to congratulate you on setting up such a brilliant library/seed swap and also apologise for being AWOL for so long…. just a mass of tasks and chores to complete plus a time waster called George the pooch, the latest adopted addition to the family who has many issues after a bad start in life but for all that is a poppet. I see there is much to read and catch up on about your bees and veggies so will check back in the next few days.

    • We wondered where you’d gone, Jackie :). Congratulations to George on finding your family! Hope he is now doing well.

      Yesterday was a fabulous first full day for the library and seed exchange. Already, we’ve made connections with people in the neighborhood who are thrilled about both the books and the seed exchange. I keep neurotically peeking out the front window to see if anyone is stopping by.

  2. How did you anchor it so that it won’t tip (or be tipped)? There are rambunctious kids in our neighborhood and I’d love to to this but don’t know how to do it so it will stay in place.

    • Hi Berit––Apologies for the delayed response. We used brackets like you would use to support a shelf, attaching one side to the library, and the other side to the fence. We’ve been pleasantly surprised (knock on wood) how little mischief has befallen the library. We’re just a few blocks from a high school, and lots of kids walks by every day. In general, it’s a fairly rowdy neighborhood, but people have been very respectful of the library. We’ve even had kids write thank-you notes on the ripped edges of a used Scantron test letting us know how helpful books from the library have been in their classes. Good luck with your library! We’d love to see a picture when you get it up and running :).

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