Winters Friends of the Library (WFoL) has seven Little Free Libraries around town that have been refurbished recently, and are now all back up and running.
At the end of March, because of the pandemic induced shutdown, WFoL stopped maintaining the libraries that it sponsors. It was a good time to repair them and give many of them a fresh coat of paint. Thanks to Bruce Bailey who did a great job refurbishing them all.
So now our dedicated volunteers are back, checking them weekly and making sure the boxes are filled with a good selection of books. Elliot Landes has drawn up a map where all of the library boxes, as well as two privately sponsored libraries, are located.
Suggestions for Using the Little Free Libraries (LFL)
- Take a book (or 2) and leave a book (or 2).
- Store the book you take for 48 hours before using to avoid any contact with Covid19.
- Wash your hands after handling the door and the books in the boxes.
- Please don’t stuff the LFLs with books, it makes it hard for others to see what is there.
- Don’t leave boxes below the LFLs. It can be a public nuisance.
- Please keep them neat as you choose books, so the next patron has an easy time of browsing.
It could be a fun bike ride for your family to visit all of the LFLs in town. All of the little libraries have a mix of adult, young adult, and children’s books to browse. The pocket park on Main Street has a shorter box with books devoted to younger readers.
Let us know your thoughts about the LFLs. We would love it if you take a photo of you or your family using the LFL and share them with us on social media. More libraries are in the works and will be coming soon to neighborhoods near you.