St. Michael Woman Begins Little Free Library

Sandra Koehler of St. Michael read about a Little Free Library in Plymouth and decided to add one in St. Michael.

A few months back St. Michael woman, Sandra Koehler, read a story about a new Little Free Library in Plymouth and decided she wanted to add one to her driveway in St. Michael.

"When the Plymouth one was installed I read a story on Patch about it," she said earlier this week.

So Koehler went to work researching the Little Free Library movement and using a box crafted out of cranberry crates had her own Little Free Library.

The premise behind the idea is anyone can stop by and pick up a book and then when they are finished they return it. Or if they really liked the book and want to keep it or pass it along to a friend they leave any book in it's place inside the lending library.

"You don't have to necessarily return the same book, just keep it family friendly," Koehler said.

Koehler filled her Little Free Library with books she had on hand and depended on the recommendations of her daughters.

While she hasn't noticed any of the books taken yet there have been quite a few taking a look inside, she said.

"I'm pretty excited. I love encouraging literacy and am excited to have the first one in St. Michael," she said.

Koehler's Little Free Library is located at the end of her driveway at 4807 Mayer Avenue in St. Michael.

Willow November 03, 2012 at 02:53 PM
That's an interesting idea! I hope it catches on - books are one of my very favorite things!
Happy in St. Michael November 03, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Thanks for providing this wonderful benefit to the children and people in St. Michael, Sandra! You are too kind. :)


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