Ardent book lovers always face this dilemma. They want to keep buying more and more books. But where is the space to keep them? The only feasible answer is a book exchange. Now imagine if the library that facilitated such an exchange was situated inside a magical tree. It would definitely elevate the entire experience.
A tree library that’s rustic and delightful
Sharalee Armitage Howard works as a librarian in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Her backyard had a very old but dead tree stump. Instead of uprooting it, she came up with this idea.
“We had to remove a huge tree that was over 110 years old. so, I decided to turn it into a little free library (which I’ve always wanted).”
This is an awesome project. A Coeur d'Alene artist found a unique way to repurpose an old and decaying tree in her front yard. She's turned the tree's stump into a Little Free Library. It's a free book exchange designed to encourage reading. A Facebook post from the woman has since been shared close to 30,000 times!https://www.krem.com/mobile/article/news/local/kootenai-county/artist-turns-100-year-old-tree-in-coeur-dalene-into-little-library/293-3fa730c4-2ccf-4771-bed9-0176fb334083
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Anyone from the neighbourhood can swap books here. It provides easy access and a non-monetary way of enjoying reading. When Sharalee posted pictures on Facebook, everyone gave this tree library their stamp of approval. One netizen remarked, “Very cool and forward thinking, to raise up others with knowledge, a true gift.” And that sums up the entire project nicely, don’t you think?
Like JK Rowling once said, “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” If you’ve been inspired to create a library yourself, here are some more dreamy pictures.
Love the fact that she’s worked on lighting it up too! Adds to the charm
The treasure within
And the detailing – tiny, titled wooden books!
It’s part of this movement
For the uninitiated, Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization. It believes in and encourages the concept of “Take a book. Share a book.” Anyone can donate, buy or share books with them. Would you like to be a part of this movement?