With several books stashed in the pannier I set out on a ride around town. The objective was to visit each of the official Little Free Libraries in my community and donate a book. Back in 2014 there was only one in town, but recently several have popped up . Time to check them out. (pun intended)
Prior to my ride I used the search feature at LittleFreeLibrary.org to locate these small collections and then determined the easiest way (minimal traffic interaction as possible) to get there by bike.
The first one I visited was in need of some repair with the door of the the box missing. I decided to skip this location as a donation spot.
Hidden by mailboxes a very cheerful library was painted in a few of my favorite colors. It was in desperate need of books so I left two behind. As much as I wanted to tidy the shelves, I let them be.
A elementary teacher is the steward of the large educational themed library built by her husband. It was my favorite. Inside was a note inviting kids to use the sidewalk from the shelf and draw on her driveway and sidewalk. How cool!
As a former teacher and library, this bike ride was especially fun, and would be for anyone who loves bikes and books. A ride to the libraries would be also be great for families with young kids or grandparents out with the grand-kids.
Go for a ride. Take a book. Return a book. Foster the love of reading AND biking in one outing? Now that's Happy Riding!