Since we started The Salvaged Boutique, we’ve had opportunities to work on some great and fun projects.
Recently, I was contacted by my dear friend Grace Leon. She asked if we would be interested in sprucing up eight Little Free Libraries. Grace, who is the Project Coordinator, explained the Cleveland FBI Office will be donating the libraries to local police departments in order to promote literacy and build a sense of community.
If you’ve never heard of Little Free Library their organization’s mission is…
To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. There are nearly 40,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, bringing curbside literacy home and sharing millions of books annually.
The challenge in accepting this project would be time. We would only have four days to complete each library box.
The answer was simple for me, and I figured it would be simple for Karen, too—whom I often call “The Child Whisperer.” All kids LOVE Karen.
So we quickly said YES!
The boxes of libraries were delivered Monday afternoon.
Wednesday, I posted this picture on our Facebook and Instagram pages and the response was seriously heartwarming!
Many of you asked how you could either get a library yourself or how you could get involved. This is why we love you all so much.
So we decided to start accepting book donations at our store for this amazing cause.
Please bring new or gently used CHILDREN’S books to our shop during regular hours: Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 6pm; Friday & Saturday 10am to 4pm. We will be sure to get all of the books to Grace!
We’ll share the reveal of the eight Little Free Libraries next week. Until then…
To be an “official” Little Free Library one has to register with the organization. The library location gets placed on their worldwide map. If you want to learn if there is a Little Free Library in your area, click here to view their map and then follow the instructions.
If you want to learn about becoming a Steward in your own neighborhood and more about the Little Free Library organization, please visit their website. It’s easy to navigate, and has answers to all of your questions.
We’ll share more information about our involvement in this particular Little Free Library project soon, but we’re on a deadline so I have to go!
We will happily take breaks to accept book donations. 🙂