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Mya Kidson | September 11, 2017

Little Libraries:

Little libraries are like a little pieces of serenity. Experience the joyous moment when finding one unexpectedly while going for a walk/drive. They are like little pit stops where you pick up FREE books only if you do your part to pitch in and return a book. They are unique and have so much personality. They truly show the art that the neighbourhood has to offer, and display the creativity of our community. These little libraries look like they are supposed to be inhabited by fairies. They are so well handcrafted and have a homey vibe to them. When opening one you are immediately filled with excitement. “What could I find in here? A book I’ve been searching for forever?” Perhaps.

Books galore! It’s a dream come true! Plus it’s free, what could be better?

The other day I gathered up five books that I wanted to donate, and I switched them out for five books from five different little libraries in Cambridge. I mapped out my route by going to the  Little  Free Library website and it was truly a fantastic adventure scouting out all the LFL’s.

Below are the ones I visited…
107 Nathan Court Little Library
Book found: The Night Circus
What I like about this LFL: It is perched upon a fence which is neat. Very unique design (Almost like a tiny bird house)

Welcoming Little Library (46 Devil’s Creek Drive)
Book Found: The Lowland
What I like about this LFL: There are dog treats for your furry friends, and a very good selection of books. I stood here for a while deciding which book to pick.

Peter Rabbit Little Library (29 West Cove)
Book found: A Thousand Splendid Suns
What I like about this LFL: The roof of the little library is made to look like a book and the painting is stunning!

Stanley Little Free Library (46 Lansdowne Rd S)
Book Found: The Hero's Walk
What I like about this LFL: Very interactive and festive. For July they featured Canadian writers in celebration of Canada 150, they had handmade bookmarks, and sidewalk chalk to write a message.

The Fox's Olde Book House (15 Lowrey Avenue North)
Book found: The house of Seven Gables
What I like about this LFL: This library matches it's owners house. So cute, very homey.