The Little Free Library is a fantastic initiative that relies on the trust and honor of others to respect the unspoken rules of lending. The mailbox-like outposts have cropped up all over the world, providing books to those who may not otherwise be able to access them. The generosity and goodwill of the Little Free Library has been taken one step further by local stewards, who have stocked the library boxes with food and necessities, to keep everybody safe and fed amidst the current coronavirus pandemic.
In uncertain times, #LittleFreeLibrary stewards are wowing us with their creativity and generosity! From sharing household necessities (toilet paper!) to just sharing a little humor, see how little libraries are adapting to accommodate #QuarantineLife. https://t.co/RZjVbiLgzN pic.twitter.com/YdR1aRoKWw
— Little Free Library® (@LtlFreeLibrary) March 24, 2020
The philosophy of the Little Free Library is simple: Take a Book, Share a Book. They are a group dedicated to “Building Community, Sparking Creativity, Inspiring Readers.” Now that we can get behind. The initiative was started in 2009 and since then has grown to include over 100,000 libraries, in over 100 countries, providing millions of books.
The move to turn Little Free Libraries into Little Free Food Pantries is a heartwarming reminder that the goodness in people can often be best highlighted in a global crisis. In local communities, the free pantries provide important food and resources for those in need. Stewards of the libraries started stocking the boxes, with neighbors adding to them as they go.
Please do this if you can. Times are hard for so many right now. The pic is from a friend’s facebook feed, so I don’t know who it is but book lovers are the best people! pic.twitter.com/kOVVvVA4Bm
— ?Nandini Bajpai ?? (@nandinibajpai) March 18, 2020
In a time fraught with chaos, store shelves stripped bare, and people in dire need, this move towards neighborhood philanthropy restores our faith in humanity!
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