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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

I happened upon this little libray behind the Unitarian Church in Auburn (7 July 2019).

Auburn Drive

On 6 October 2019 I photographed not one, but two, more little libraries in Auburn:

Bedell Avenue & North Donahue

Jenkins Drive

On 27 October 2019 I spotted yet another little library. This one was at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lee County located on Mary Brooks Drive:

Mary Brooks Drive

On 30 Decmeber 2019 I encountered a tenth little library; this one was on Timberdale Court

Timberdale Court

On 2 February 2020 I found another Little Library, this one in Opelika (in the Grand National Resort neighborhood). I did not have my camera handy, but next time I will...

National Village Loop

On 29 February 2020 I spotted this little library in downtown Aubrun in front of St. Dunstan's Church. This is a new kiosk -- it had been erected after my first publishing of this blog entry.

St. Dunstan's

I found another Little Library in Beauregard (south of Opelika) on Alabama Highway 51.

Beauregard, Alabama

On 29 July 2020 I found another Little Library on Butternut Drive in Auburn.

Butternut Drive

On 28 November 2020 I found another Little Library at Richland Elementary School.

Richland Elementary School

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