The Little Free Library Started It All…
On June 4, 2017, my pediatric Speech-Language Pathology private practice, Children’s Communication Center (CCC), donated and dedicated three Little Free Library (LFL) units to the children, parents, and community to highlight the joys of experiencing language, literacy & learning as a family.
We hosted a Take Your Parents to the Playground Day event, stocked the libraries with books for all ages, collected and donated books to our local Guardian ad Litem program, and celebrated with the community.
June 4, 2017: Dedicating the Children’s Communication Center Little Free Library. Photo: CCC/LSG
Daily, we filled it and it quickly emptied. It was immediately spotted by children on the playground. We smiled & watched little ones asked to use their parent’s phone to take a picture of the LFL.
We knew once it was established the Sharing would increase, but at the time it was mostly Borrowing.
On June 25th, three weeks later, we went to add books, and this happened…