Friday, January 10, 2014
Little Free Library Night Light
On my walk, I found another Little Free Library on Arlington Avenue at San Luis Road. This one is solar powered. (I've written previously about them here and here.) Inside, you'll find some labels to stick on any books you donate. I have a mixed reaction to claiming the book as part of the LFL system. On the one hand, it would keep the library functioning as a library and discourage/possibly prevent someone from trying to sell the books at a used bookstore (I've worked in one, and I don't think we would have taken them). On the other hand, I like the freedom of the library and the aspect of letting the books go wherever they will go out in the world. I also like the idea of the library as something dynamic, in constant motion. And I like the respect of the honor system. But, instead of stickers, the LFL website sells a rubber stamp that is certainly tempting: "Always a Gift, Never for Sale." Each Little Free Library feels like a neighborhood gift.