Today was the grand opening of the new "Little Free Library #12277" in Southwest Colorado Springs. This incredible idea was started in 2009 when a man named Todd Bohl built a small model of a school house in honor of his Mom who was a teacher. He put it in his front yard, filled it with free books and off started a a tradition that now has a least 12,277 "School house" members.
Here in Colorado Springs the Djonbalaj's wanted to give back to their community and also provide a place where kids can enjoy reading and parents can easily participate in reading to their kids. They built the gorgeous school house & bench (photo below) in their side yard and sent out letters to the neighbors to share how it works.
What a gift to the Roxbury Park Community!
Just when you thought good news might be hard to find here is one example of someone taking their time, energy and talent to build something that gives back to their community and creates conversation, enjoyment and "good news".
To find out more about the Little Free Library or how you can build one in your neighborhood check out their Little Free Library. The mission of the Little Free Library is to:
- Promote literary & the love of reading
- To build a sense of community
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