A Little Free Library (LFL) is a free book exchange. It offers a way to share good things to read – favorite books from your childhood or books you would recommend to friends. If you see something you would like to read, take it. When you’re finished, share it with a friend, or leave it in another Little Free Library. Bring a book to share when you can. It belongs to everyone and everyone can use it.
The first Little Free Library was created in 2009 by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin in honor of his mother, a teacher who loved to read. Today the Little Free Library is a global phenomenon with 80,000 registered boxes in more than 90 countries around the world!
The newly installed box is located at 26 Mendon Ionia Road, behind Studio Move, in front of the playground on the grounds of St. Catherine’s Church. Boy Scout Zack Farnam facilitated the construction of the box for his Eagle Scout project with help from his Troop #105. The box is built to look like the old church chapel, complete with a copy of the stained glass window.
The hope of the Auxiliary is that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a whole lot more books to our community.
Find out more about the Little Free Library on the Mendon NY Fire Department Auxiliary Facebook page.