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Little Free Libraries & Tiny Sheds: 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build
Little Free Libraries & Tiny Sheds: 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build | Philip Schmidt, Little Free Library
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Expand the sharing movement to your community with Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds--your complete source for building tiny sharing structures, including plans for 12 different structures, step-by-step photography and instructions, inspirational examples, and maintenance. Around the world, a community movement is underway featuring quaint landscape structures mounted on posts in front yards and other green spaces. Some are built for personal use, as miniature sheds for gardeners or as decorative accent pieces. More commonly, though, they are evidence of the growing trend toward neighborhood organization and community outreach. This movement has been popularized by Wisconsin-based Little Free Library (LFL), whose members currently include 75,000 stewards seeking to build community togetherness and promote reading at the same time by sharing books among neighbors. LFL has inspired builders to use similar structures to share things like CDs, food, garden tools, and seeds in the community. Produced in cooperation with Little Free Library, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is the builder's complete source of inspiration and how-to knowledge. Illustrated throughout with colorful step-by-step photography and a gallery of tiny structures for further inspiration, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds covers every step: planning and design, tools and building techniques, best materials, and 12 complete plans for structures of varying size and aesthetics. In addition, author and professional carpenter Phil Schmidt includes information on proper installation of small structures and common repairs and maintenance for down the road.Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds even includes information on how to become a steward, getting the word out about your little structure once it's up and running, and tips for building a lively collection. Community togetherness has never been so at the fore of our consciousness--or so important. Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is one tool on the road to helping you build community in your neighborhood.
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taraWritesSci
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1. If I Understood You, Would I Have this Look on My Face? & Good Morning, Midnight
2. The Trauma Cleaner: One woman's extraordinary life in the business of death, decay, and disaster
3. Dropping off books at a couple of little neighborhood libraries.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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TracyReadsBooks
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Sometimes you just let the books speak for themselves...

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Chrissyreadit
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@IamIamIam Thank you so much for your donation to my clinics free library!!! These books will fly off the shelves and into many different hands! ❤️❤️❤️I cannot tell you how appreciative I am.

IamIamIam Awww, it looks so impressive when it's out of the box!! Lol, I'm so happy to help!!! 😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗 3w
Chrissyreadit @IamIamIam it is impressive! 3w
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Aseleener
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This weekend we went around our city and stocked several Little Free Libraries with 3 large boxes of kids' books that my girls have outgrown. It was so much fun! Hardly any of the LFLs had any kind of kids' books, so I'm glad we could fill that void. #littlefreelibrary

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Texreader That great! I could do that!! 1mo
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CrowCAH
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#FreeLittleLibrary found in Pennsylvania at the Train Depot Cafe! There‘s three sections to it: children, young adult, and adult; nicely stocked. 📚

tpixie Awesomeness!!!! 🥰📚🥰 It‘s so beautiful!! I love that it has sections for three different types of reading! Happy travels! 2mo
CrowCAH @tpixie thank you, it was an enjoyable trip! I‘m now back safely in Michigan. 2mo
CrowCAH @lroseriver I know, so inventive! 2mo
tpixie @CrowCAH ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Cortg
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@vumblereads Here‘s a picture of our LFL that my daughter built for her Girl Scout Silver Award a couple years ago. It is at the beginning of a bike/jogging trail in town. We need to make a new door for it this spring/summer but we‘ve had a lot of fun with it!

BookishMarginalia Love it! 2mo
vumblereads The design is lovely! Thanks for showing us pictures! I‘ve been wanting to put one in front of the house but I don‘t think HOA will approve 😅 2mo
Cortg @vumblereads Maybe you can put it in the HOA common area if you have a playground, basketball/tennis courts or something. It doesn‘t hurt to ask and explain the reason you want it and give them a couple of location options. 2mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Took advantage of the warm (it‘s 36 degrees today!!!), partly sunny weather to get outside for a walk. While wandering around the neighborhood, my daughter and I happened across this really fabulous Little Free Library. Love that the dog is reading a book. So cute!

BookishMarginalia That is super cute! I‘ve always wanted a little free library of my own! 4mo
Nute This might be my favorite Little Free Library. It is so cute! 4mo
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Oryx
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Spotted what i think is a little free library in Basel. My German isn't good enough to be sure, so didn't risk taking one just in case I'd just be stealing it 😉

AlaMich 😆 4mo
julesG It is a little free library. Literally it's "free open bookcase" 4mo
Freespirit I love these❤️ 4mo
Oryx @julesG Thank you for confirming 😀 4mo
Itchyfeetreader Love this! 4mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Yep! Bless them!

Soubhiville Yay! Little Free Libraries are the best! 4mo
saguarosally I miss giant concrete fences! 😂 4mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Yep!

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Michollio
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Found this lovely little free library near where I'm doing some admin work.

britt_brooke How cute! 4mo
TheSpineView I love how creative people get with them. ❤ 4mo
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