Two more Little Free Library locations: downtown and Westgate

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Averetek’s Little Free Library (Photo courtesy of the Averetek website)

We’ve received news of two more Little Free Library locations in Edmonds:

The first, at 437 5th Ave. S., is the brainchild of employees at Averetek, an advertising and marketing firm that recently moved to town.

According to the company’s blog post describing the effort: “Our goal was to give something back to this awesome community, and in the process we took on a not-so secret mission to impress the kids that get off the school bus in front of our office with a free book. Mission accomplished.The stars aligned the day we found this old-school phone booth on Craigslist.”

The second is located at 96th Avenue West and 216th Street Southwest between Yost Park and Westgate Elementary, and was installed by Ken and Rani Kettel. A photo is not yet available, but we’ll be sure to post one if we receive it.

The idea of a Little Free Library — the brainchild of two Wisconsin men — is this: Build a box — about the size of a large birdhouse — and place it on a short post (like a mailbox). Put it in your yard where others can get to it, and fill it with books. Neighbors can take books and leave them — all on the honor system.

You can find a listing of all Little Free Library locations in Edmonds at the website map here.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Love these little free libraries. There is one close to my house and I love to take my dog out for a walk and visit the “Library”. I often will leave a book, even if I don’t find one to “borrow”.

  2. Averetek really outdid themselves! That is one of the very coolest free libraries I’ve seen. And kudos on the inaugural selection of books. I invite some clever person to create a “Little Free Library Walk” as a fund-raiser for the Edmonds Library. You could create a route that hits all the little library locations. Go for it!

  3. Justin and Maggie, Great ideas! Here’s a short video segment from WI Public TV that shows what one enthusiastic Little Free Library fan can do. He uses a bike but obviously thoroughly enjoys visiting as many Libraries as he can each year. Take a looki: http://video.wpt.org/video/2365158473/

    Folks in Seattle have also had several Sunday family bike trips from Little Library to Little Library. And now, tourism and visitors’ bureaus are beginning to put such tours on their standard maps for conventions, etc. So you’re definitely on the right track. We love what Edmonds is doing! –Rick B., Co-founder, Little Free Library

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