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Sharing Books and More

Posted: 10:33AM July 14th, 2011 | Comments

This past weekend I went on a bike ride with friends and stopped for a coffee at Tuvalu in Verona.  Right there on the wall next to the bike rack was a Little Free Library.  Now, I don't know if you've seen one but they are completely enchanting.  I love them!  I love them because they represent to me the heart of sustainability.  A small way to bring people together.  A token of inspiration.  A gesture in honor of community.  

After doing some googling I uncovered the mission of those who built this little library:  “To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.”  And their goal?  To build more than 2,510 libraries around the world—more than Andrew Carnegie.  

Sometimes it's the small things that really make a difference.  Often hiding in humble dress a lofty vision.  And for me, this little library tucked away on the corner of a coffee shop in Verona was an act of kindness.  Inviting me to take something to enjoy and reminding me to always give back.  
-- Rachel

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