By Marge Rhodes, Friends of the Mill Creek Library, January 28, 2021.
Friends of the Mill Creek Library have surplus books! The Friends maintain a stock of books in a storage unit provided gratis by Sound Storage, located at 4012 148th Street S.E. in Mill Creek.
Here are the questions:
- Does your neighborhood have a small library box where books can be borrowed?
- If not, would your neighborhood be interested in hosting one?
The concept is simple. Small library boxes are just what they sound like—miniature libraries full of free books. You can take a book from the library, and then either return it when you finish and/or add a new book to the collection.
Beyond encouraging reading and promoting literacy, these small library boxes develop community bonds where adults and children interact and engage with people of all ages in their neighborhood.
If your neighborhood is interested in installing and maintaining a small library box, there is a lot of information out there about how to start one. Check out "Little Free Library" online. If one is started in your neighborhood, the Friends would be happy to provide the books for the startup and beyond if requested.
If you have an interest in hosting a little library, please contact Marge Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss book donations.