Adventures while walking about Auburn, Alabama and its environs...
28 April 2019

Little Libraries

Years ago I noticed on Dumas Drive (near where I live) a "Free Little Library" in someone's yard near the street curb. This structure was a place where people could exchange books for free (taking one or two from the small kiosk and, ideally, leaving a new book or two for someone else to have/borrow). This is a nice idea. It is obviously meant to build a sense of community and encourage people to read (I have no idea how effective it actually is at either of those things, but it's still a nice idea). This would also make a great place to hide a puzzle, if I were still doing Puzzle Parties.

Dumas Drive

Every now and then I would spot another such free little library elsewhere in Auburn, and this past week I decided to try to track them all down and write about them on this blog. I have located three more:

Magnolia Avenue

Sanders Street

Louise Kreher Ecology Preserve

Where, exactly, these structures are I'll leave as a exercise for the reader (as in, get some exercise: walk to the various streets and find the specific addresses [grin]).

Are the more of these little libraries in Auburn? Probably. And if I find more, I'll be sure to update this webpage. Likewise, if any readers know where there is another such kiosk, please let me know.

Thanks to my friend, Steve, who alerted me to this little library on Green Street (4 May 2019).

Green Street

Topics: libraries puzzle_parties

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