Little Free Libraries are a growing phenomenon, with nearly 6,000 worldwide. These small exchange boxes, typically built on the street corner, allow neighbors to lend and borrow books. The aim is to promote literacy and community.
Jerry Sussman built a Little Free Library for the community near Swanson’s Alley, on 34th Avenue E. The official dedication for the library took place on the 4th of July, following a potluck salmon barbecue (see photo). He is encouraging his neighbors to stop by and take a book or leave a book.
For more information on the movement, and a photo gallery of artistic exchange boxes, see this article.