Friday, August 16, 2013

Little Free Library - The Plan Is Finished

           ~Before~                                  ~After~

The first time I heard about the Little Free Library,
I knew I wanted to build one for our
Click here for more information about this wonderful idea,
The Little Free Library.

Todd and Tom both said they would help.
Todd designed the structure and then built it for me.
It is so sturdy!
The monument, for the library, was an old sign post.

Todd and Tom building The Little Free Library.

They used left over lumber, including  kitchen, cabinet doors.
 We started building, over at Todd's house
 because he has all the tools.

Then we brought the library home, 
so Tom could seal the seams to make it weather tight.

I use left over deck paint for the sides.
Then added a pop of red, for the doors.

The installation.

Todd's design has succulents (plants) on the top.
They add a special and unique touch.
It's Perfect! Just like Todd's drawing.

The Little Free Library.
The first one in Redmond!

(I still need to send in a picture to make it official)

For your Little Free Library to be official,
you need a picture of the Library and send it in and the Official Sign.
This is ours
 It has a number on it. Ours is #7737.

The back is really interesting, too.


  1. Thank you so much for giving us more information about this WONDERFUL idea/movement!! I have to be amazed that in this same week I would find one of these in our neighborhood... miles away... goodness grows... I love it. blessings ~ tanna

  2. What a great idea Christine. Hoping others catch on! Judy

  3. This is just toooooooooooooo awesome for words. Oh my...I have chills. This is just great! Look at you go, retired teacher, still spreading learning around everywhere. I love this. Now to go check out the web site

  4. Oh goodness, I just saw one of these at Tanna's place, and I fell in love with it.

    Yours is wonderful! I just know that your neighbors think you two are the coolest ever. Really, I do.

  5. What a great idea, and yours is even more so....hope people will appreciate and enjoy the books.

  6. How wonderful! I hope you're around to get a glimpse of your first book worm! :)

  7. What a wonderful idea! I have never heard of this. The only Free Library that I know of is the Free Library of Philadelphia (which I work at). I hope it gets a lot of use. Do you need more books? I know I could supply some for you. We are always giving away free books at work.

  8. Good job are one of a kind and I am so proud of you. Tom G.

  9. I was thinking as I read this post, that you are already blessing the condo dwellers surrounding you, by providing the coolest free library ever! What a special lady you are! Great idea!

  10. That is awesome!! I love the team effort put into it as well.

  11. WHAT A Wonderful Idea! great job!! Reading or lack there of is rampant in our country, This is so encouraging to many. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I can only imagine what would happen to that in my neighborhood. You guys are great!


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