About 2 years ago a free lending library popped up in front of a house in the next subdivision. The aqua green box is attached to a sturdy wooden pole and has a sign that reads “Take a book, leave a book”.
Most of the time I go by it it I'm in my car, but if I happen to be walking I'll stop and take a look to see what'sin there. At first the library contained mainly children's books, but over the months it's morphed into a collection that's a little bit of everything. There are fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children. Paperback books predominate, but there are usually a couple of hard covers too. Although the library has a wide variety available, I've never found anything that was worth carrying home. Until today.
This afternoon after I fed the cats I decided to get out and get some steps in. I meandered up and down streets and eventually ended up at the mini library, then walked over and opened up the glass front to take a good look at what was inside. There were so many books they were double stacked on the shelf. After digging thought the selection I found a young adult book about the presidential election process. Considering that we're in the middle of an election cycle I thought it would be an interesting read, so I tucked the book under my arm as I walked away.
Of course, by taking a book I was also committing to adding one of my own. Tomorrow I'll choose one out of my collection and walk it over. Gotta keep the cycle going.
Five years ago today: Bag It