Little Free Libraries are set up and run by anyone, anywhere. The concept is that you give one book and take one book, so similar to your shire library but you don't have to take the book back! If you enjoyed the book and want to keep it, you can. If you don't want to keep it, take it back and choose another one. You can swap any types of books; children's books, adult books, fiction and non fiction. I have also seen magazines in the one I use. It's a fabulous way of recycling and has encouraged my children to want to read more as they can't wait to finish their books so they can go and swap it and see what new books are there.
There are Little Free Libraries all over the world. As of June 2016, there were over 40,000 registered in over 70 countries. If you or anyone in your family love reading, you should find out where your nearest one is. If you cannot find one near you, why not start your own? Click here to check out the Little Free Library website to see if you have one near you. It's a lovely way to be part of your neighbourhood.
My local Little Free Library has a visitors book so you can leave a message for other users or for the organiser. What a nice touch.
Hi Marilyn, lovely to hear from you. There are some in Perth as I use one (Swan Valley) & I know of one in Stirling too. The organisers of the little free library have to register on the website, so I can only presume they haven't registered. They all get information packs so they should know to register. Not many people know about this service, so we need to get the word out there. Please share on Facebook/Instagram etc & I'm sure you will connect with one near you.
You could start one yourself! Once word gets out, you will have a good supply of books.
Let me know how you get on please.