How cool is this…
Although we live in a connected world, with access to so much knowledge at the click of a button, there is still something magical, and essential, about books. The ability to immerse ourselves in literary fiction and read slowly and deeply, as opposed to the temptation to skim and scroll, is rich in rewards and helps to foster significant skills like critical thinking and empathy, two things that are becoming more obviously missing in our society.
Nonprofit organization Little Free Library helps to make sure we keep our innate love of books alive. Those little libraries are popping up everywhere, with over 75,000 libraries provided in 88 countries so far!
The coolest one we’ve seen so far, though, was made by a family in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Sharalee Armitage Howard, a librarian, artist, and former bookbinder, decided that the big stump of a 110-year-old cottonwood tree would, rather than being dug up and destroyed, make the perfect setting for a ‘Little Tree Library.’
The stump was carved out from the inside, topped with a roof and installed with a cozy interior and exterior lighting for a fairytale look, one of the prettiest libraries we have ever seen! Scroll down to check it out, and pick up a book today!
Here is what people had to say about the pretty Little Tree Library:
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