On Saturday we had the grand opening for our Little Free Library. About thirty friends came (thank you!) from my neighborhood, my book club, and my kids' school. We had a ribbon cutting, book-themed refreshments, free bookmarks, and lots and lots of donations (more thank yous!).
My neighbor hand-crafted this beauty and I painted it. It's pretty adorable!
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These hinges are pretty cool, but after about an hour of repetitive opening and shutting, they got a bit loose. The architect says we may need to exchange these decorative ones for some more industrial strength ones.
We spread the donations out on a table. I have a whole extra box of books to keep the library fully stocked.
We had fun coming up with literature-themed snacks. I found little chalk place cards/markers at the store. They were pretty cheap and fell down a lot, but they served their purpose. Unfortunately, the words are hard to read in photos, but we served: Goodnight Gorilla animal crackers, One Fish Two Fish Gold Fish, Lemonade Snickets, Mouse's Cookies, Moose's Muffins, Raisins in the Sun, and Sticks and Scones. That last one was a bit hard. My neighbor-architect made the most delicious scones on the planet, so I just googled book titles with scones and that's a real book name.
As of this afternoon, two books have been taken (yay!). I'm going to wait a bit before shoving more books in, in case anyone wants to donate any. I realized that I had stuffed it quite full, so there was no room for random donations.