My Little Free Library

I wanted to share some pictures from the process of my family putting together my Little Free Library birthday present:>)

It’s one of the best presents I’ve ever gotten! Thank you to my thoughtful and talented family:>)

28 Responses

  1. I think this is wonderful thanks for sharing the pic
    I live in a apt but reading your poest about your gift
    Mead me won’t one so i’m going to make a cloth one short of like a over sizes tote to put book in on my door

  2. I think this is wonderful thanks for sharing the pic
    I live in a apt but reading your poest about your gift
    Mead me won’t one so i’m going to make a cloth one short of like a over sizes tote to put book in on my door

  3. I have been wanting a little free library for a long time. Thanks for sharing yours — it will be fun to see how your neighbors enjoy it.
    I’m asking my family for one for Christmas.

    1. Ooooh, I hope you get one, Claire. I hinted a lot the first year or two they came out, but I had kind of given up:>)

  4. I have been wanting a little free library for a long time. Thanks for sharing yours — it will be fun to see how your neighbors enjoy it.
    I’m asking my family for one for Christmas.

    1. Ooooh, I hope you get one, Claire. I hinted a lot the first year or two they came out, but I had kind of given up:>)

  5. First, what a ridiculously good-looking group of people WHAT is in the water in Minnesota?? Second, I love that Annabelle did the hand-lettering! How awesome is she?
    Third, I love that even Maddie, from far away, has an oar in. What a great team you’ve got, Laura. How blessed.

    1. Thank you, Tanita–I *am* blessed. That they went to the trouble to do this (and it really WAS quite a pain), and Maddie took part (and even wanted to order books for the library from Scotland), and it’s all personally done…so meaningful:>) Annabelle’s an awesome artist, isn’t she?

  6. First, what a ridiculously good-looking group of people WHAT is in the water in Minnesota?? Second, I love that Annabelle did the hand-lettering! How awesome is she?
    Third, I love that even Maddie, from far away, has an oar in. What a great team you’ve got, Laura. How blessed.

    1. Thank you, Tanita–I *am* blessed. That they went to the trouble to do this (and it really WAS quite a pain), and Maddie took part (and even wanted to order books for the library from Scotland), and it’s all personally done…so meaningful:>) Annabelle’s an awesome artist, isn’t she?

  7. What a great birthday gift. Happy for you. Thanks for the backstory in photos.

  8. What a great birthday gift. Happy for you. Thanks for the backstory in photos.

  9. Late to read, Laura, but wanted to say this is a most wonderful birthday gift. It’s beautiful. Can’t wait to hear how it goes, what you put into it, what others leave.

  10. Late to read, Laura, but wanted to say this is a most wonderful birthday gift. It’s beautiful. Can’t wait to hear how it goes, what you put into it, what others leave.

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