During the current stay-at-home orders, the Little Free Libraries around Winters are not being filled by WFoL volunteers, and that makes it a perfect time to refurbish them. All-around-handyman and volunteer extraordinaire, Bruce Bailey is doing just that. He removes one book-house from its pedestal and takes it to his home where he fixes the trim, rehangs the door, and gives it a new coat of paint.
There are currently seven ” LFLs” that the Friends sponsor, and he has fixed three so far. By the time we are all able to move about the world again, he hopes to have them all spruced up and ready to house gently used books for people to “take a book, leave a book,” as the motto of the National Little Free Libraries Organization states.
Where Will You Find Our Current WFoL Little Free Libraries?
One box is across from the Fire Station on Main Street. One is on Russell St. at Liwai Village Ct. Two are in the pocket park next to Pacific Ace Hardware. One is on the porch near VeloCity. One is on the Creek Walk by the community gardens, another one is by the Winters Apartments on East Baker, and the last one is near the office at Yolo Housing. Have you stopped by all of them?
Another creative handyman- volunteer, Paul Kaiser, is building four new little buildings for WFoL and those boxes will be placed around town in spots yet to be determined. Do you have an idea for a place one might go? Let us know.
To Be Safe
Though we are not stocking the boxes, the public may still take a book to read or drop one off at any of the LFLs, but we recommend that if you do take a book or two, you leave them on your porch for a couple of days to avoid any contamination and thoroughly wash your hands after handling them.