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Readermax 1 yr ago
LFLs
I know there are probably a bunch of posts about this, but I still wat to ask: What is your experience with LFLs ? Do you have one? Are there any in your community? Feel free to post pictures of LFLs near you, or just ones that you like. I saw 2 pictures of LFLs that I really liked: one made from a telephone booth and another from a newspaper box. What about you? :)

 

Here's the link to the picture of the telephone booth LFL I told you about earlier:
http://homestead-and-survival.com/---/phone-booth-little-free-library.jpg

 

I love 'em, as safe places to leave books when the weather's bad or if the particular area doesn't seem friendly to books-in-the-open. Some of them are really beautiful, too, and/or whimsical.

A fairly recent Chit-Chat thread about LFLs ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/535838 ) may be of interest; it includes a link to a photo of one of my favorite local LFLs, handsomely decorated to match the building it sits next to - a funeral parlor!

Another favorite is this faerie-tree-themed one in Hampton NH (the photo's in the release notes):

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13414362/

Not the most weatherproof style, but it's utterly charming! (Note that the roof is decorated as an open book.)

As with other book-swap-shelf releases, I don't get as many catches from the LFL releases as from books left in more public - and unexpected - places, but I have had some very nice LFL catches, including:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642115

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14327627/

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/535282

On the other hand, there have been times when I've re-visited LFLs only to find books I'd left there months or even years before, still sitting there. No way to know if they'd been taken, read, and returned, or if nobody has chosen them yet. I usually just leave them, but once in a while I'll relocate one to some other spot, just to shake things up a bit.

I don't have an LFL of my own, though I'd love to start one. Maybe I'll ask the local park service if they'd like to have one, if I offer to help keep it tidy and well-stocked...

As for finding LFLs nearby, I do use the Little Free Library Map ( https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/ ); sometimes I choose the city/state option and select specific towns, but I've also tried the "near me" option to find LFLs within a range of distances, from 1 mile to 20. [The 1-mile option sounds good if you're hoping to find one within walking distance; the 20-mile one might give you some ideas for a road trip!]

 

http://kunstweb.ning.com/---/show?...
In a village nearby where I live. It's made of a former dolls house .If you click on the right picture it will enlarge :-)
I exchange books there now when I pass it.

 

It's made of a former dolls house


So cute!

 

Wow! It's absolutely wonderful!

 

 

Very cool!

 

Wonderful!

 

I love it. I rotate a few books out each day so it always has something new. Of course, it's an OBCZ so I register all books here on BookCrossing that are donated to me before I place them on the LFL bookshelf.

I not only use my own Little Free Library, but I love to visit other Little Free Libraries in my own community or when I travel. There are quite a few in my own community.

My LFL has its own Facebook page. This is it:
https://www.facebook.com/LittleFreeLibrary7720Twinbrook

Here's my BookCrossing bookshelf:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/733341

 

Your LFL is lovely! I like that it matches the colour of your house.

 

Thanks! My husband built it.

 

It's beautiful! :)

 

It's beautiful! :)


Thanks! My husband also built a LFL for BookCrosser authorauthor to look just like her house in Alexandria, Virginia.

http://www.librarything.com/---/4058144

 

It's beautiful! :)


Thanks! My husband also built a LFL for BookCrosser authorauthor to look just like her house in Alexandria, Virginia.

http://www.librarything.com/---/4058144


They're both very nice. He does good work!

 

Now he built yet another Little Free Library for fellow BookCrosser melydia. :D

http://www.librarything.com/---/Little-Free-Library-at-5311-Manorfield-Road

 

Now he built yet another Little Free Library for fellow BookCrosser melydia. :D

http://www.librarything.com/---/Little-Free-Library-at-5311-Manorfield-Road


Does he take orders for LFLs?

 

Thanks! My husband also built a LFL for BookCrosser authorauthor to look just like her house in Alexandria, Virginia.

http://www.librarything.com/---/4058144

It looks absolutely wonderful!

 

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