Did I mention it was my birthday a few weeks ago? Because it was but we don’t really celebrate it because it’s right after Christmas and everyone is too tired. But Victor assured me that he’d actually gotten me a present, although I’d have to wait until it was finished, and I assumed he was a tremendous liar because that’s the sort of thing I’d say if I forgot someone’s birthday too.
Turns out though that he actually did get me something. Or…well….he got me something to give away, but that’s nice because that’s one of my favorite things, and ranks somewhere in between the smell of a good library and the sound of the TARDIS (preferably circa David Tennant.)
And that’s what makes this present so perfect.
It’s a Little Free Library.
They’re tiny neighborhood libraries you put in your front yard…An outdoor box full of books where anyone can stop by and take a book and bring back another one to share. This kid explains it better than I can.
They’re popping up all over the world and they are fabulous. I highly recommend getting one. The only problem I have is that my neighborhood is really hard to get to so instead of putting it here I want to put it somewhere it’s easy to access. I’m the steward for this library so it needs to be somewhere in the San Antonio/Central Texas area, close enough that I can visit it and keep it maintained. It needs to be somewhere we’d have permission to install it (on a pole or bolted to something permanent). The light on the top is solar powered and lights up -dimly- at night.
I’m going to check into local parks, but if you know of a place that would be perfect, let me know.
I’ll keep you posted.
“Books. People never really stop loving books… …You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!” ~ Doctor Who