Have you noticed them? Have you looked inside? Go ahead, check them out. See if you can find all four.
What are they?
They are Little Free Libraries, part of a movement across the country, to put books in the hands of everyone.
The LFL website says
“ It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!”
Volunteers from Winters Friends of the Library oversee the boxes in Winters, checking to see they are in good repair and are stocked with an assortment of books from which to choose. Neighbors and visitors can pick out a book or two to take home and keep, with the plan to bring one or two books back the next time they stop by. There is no check out system, and if a book is not returned, there are no late fees.
Where are they?
One is in the “Pocket Park” on Main Street near the Pacific Ace Hardware store. A second one is on the porch of the Clayground on East Main St. A third library, donated by Sally Brown, is along the footpath by the Community Garden near Putah Creek, and the fourth one is in Yolo Housing by the office.
Three more LFL are coming soon.
If you are interested in donating money to have one built in a special location, please get in touch with Rebecca Fridae at 795-4600.