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Micro Library #17

A new addition to Pasadena..

A new addition to Pasadena.

While we were out running errands over the weekend, we stumbled across this micro library.  Placed right next to the sidewalk, it is a welcome sight for pedestrians as well as animals of the barking variety.  This library has dog treats tucked inside waiting to be shared.  What a novel idea!

*Tina

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Micro Library #15

An adorable cottage library.

An adorable cottage library.

The newest addition to the micro library network in South Pasadena.  My husband and mother alerted me to this one.  On an idyllic, treelined street set amongst mature landscaping, this micro library is a winner in the curb appeal department.  Time to check out some books!

*Tina

Micro Library #13

Room for lots of books.

Room for lots and lots of books.

With school starting this week, I felt it was appropriate to share my latest find.  This library was erected shortly before school was let out in June.  Located in front of the school, this library will get lots of use and will soon be filled to the brim with books. A great location and maybe the other two elementary schools in town will do the same and construct their own little library.

“Like a food desert—an area where fresh, nutritious foods are difficult to find or afford—a book desert is a place where books are difficult to access. Our boxes full of free books are portals to the joys of reading.”  – Kris Huson, Director of Marketing and Communications at Little Free Library

*Tina

Photography Monday: Micro Library #12

 

The newest addition to the South Pasadena collection.

The newest addition to the South Pasadena collection.

Lo and behold.  I didn’t have to search for this one.  This library is located on my route for my morning walk.  This property is in the midst of a front yard renovation,  but the library is open and ready for business.  Located about a block from our local park, it was getting some use on the 4th of July as people passed by after the parade.

By the way, this library is registered with Little Free Library.org.  Check it out and maybe it will inspire you to seek out the micro libraries in your community.

*Tina

Photography Monday: Micro Library #11

Charming and rustic!

Charming and rustic!

Several co-workers told me about this micro library a few blocks from work.  Placed amongst a sustainable landscape, this library beckons you to inspect it.  With no door and a penny roof, it has lots of character, which adds to its charm.  Recently, I spoke about the trend of micro libraries with some new acquaintances, who had never heard of them.  They all loved the idea and I hope it inspires them to seek them out.  Not sure where I will find the next one, but I will most definitely share it with you.

*Tina

Photography Monday: Micro Library #10

Rustic indeed

Rustic indeed

Located in Costa Mesa, this micro library is showcasing the rustic aesthetic.  If you notice, the structure of the library is built with a wooden crate.  Very simple construction yet effective.  It definitely belongs in this yard to keep company with the eclectic collection of lawn ornaments and unusual plants.

Photography Monday: Micro Library #9

 

Perfect spot!

Perfect spot!

We’ve being visiting Orange County every weekend since the beginning of the year so I decided to see what was close to our route.  This library is located in Costa Mesa in front of a townhouse complex and across the street from a school.  A perfect location that I hope gets lots of use.

*Tina

Photography Monday: Micro Library #5

Libraries and parks go great together!

Libraries and parks go great together!

Yesterday, we were in Glendale at a private home celebrating a friend’s wedding anniversary.  Since I wanted to expand my search of micro libraries, I decided to see if there was one in the vicinity.  As luck would have it, there was.  This charming library is located in Verdugo Park, a mere two minutes away from where we were visiting.  Nestled in the middle of the park, it is close to the picnic tables and I hope it sees lots of use.

What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else –  is the fact that it exists. -Archibald MacLeish

*Tina

Photography Monday: Micro Library #4

Yet another adorable library!

Yet another adorable library!

Well, I thought South Pasadena only had three micro libraries.  Welcome #4.  My friend that told me about #3 found this one soon after and she was certain it was brand new.  It is and has been open for two weeks.  This library is in perfect harmony with the house and so charming.  It has been a fun adventure seeking out these libraries and my plan is to find more in the surrounding cities.  Stay tuned!

Your library is your paradise. -Desiderius Erasmus

*Tina

Micro Library

Complete with sitting room!

Complete with sitting room!

I had read an article in the newspaper recently about micro libraries.  I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this one in my neighborhood and come to find out that my town supports two of these micro libraries.  What is a micro library?  It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories.  The mission of the Little Free Library is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across the ages.  I am fortunate to live in a town that supports the library, which is open 7 days a week.  Being an avid reader, I visit the library often and love the idea of sharing books on a smaller scale.  The Little Free Library has gained momentum and I hope it continues its mission for years to come.  For more information, please visit this site.

There is no friend as loyal as a book.  -Ernest Hemingway

*Tina

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