Last month, I wrote about my family’s Little Free Library. I wanted to let you know that my neighborhood is using it! We average probably a visitor every day or so. We’ve had many donations, and I’ve been able to tell which books are the most popular (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Babysitters Club) and which books have been borrowed and kept (Divergent, Sushi for Beginners). That’s OK because that is the what the library is all about. Moving books from people to people. We’ve received many, many donations and I spend time once a week re-arranging and re-organizing the titles. This little library is a delight in my life.
But wait! What if you live in my neighborhood, and it is night, and you need a book, and you don’t have a flashlight? Our Little Free Library is open and lit:
My husband and younger son took apart one of those solar lights you can put in the ground to light a sidewalk (an example is in the ground in the photo). They then attached the solar part of the light to the roof of the library, drilled a hole in the back of the library under the roof, set the light inside the library, and voila: our Free Little Library has a solar-powered light for all your night-time book-borrowing needs.
I’m guessing that we may have one of the only solar-powered lights for a Little Free Library. My husband and son are so clever!