Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.
I was walking down the hall at my high school, Champlain Valley Union, the other day, when I stumbled upon the idea of filling the top compartment of my locker with books… free books for other people to enjoy! The next week I made a sign, talked to Peter the librarian, stuffed an eraser in the lock, filled it to the top with free books (all in very good condition and some even recent releases), and crossed my fingers people would notice.
(Photo credit: TJ Mead)
They did! First two days out in the world and two books have been taken, one has been added, and my library was even featured in our school’s weekly celebrations newsletter. I’ve got an ever-growing stack of great books at home waiting to be released with little library card bookmarks that explain the rules (either take a book and leave a book, or take a book and return it once you’re done reading it) and give some brief information about each book.
I’m so glad to have started a second library. My first, Gwen & Kate’s, is merely a room at my house full of books and joy, but CVU’s Little Free Library shares that joy with hundreds of other readers!