Sharing More than Books: Handwritten Notes from Little Free Library Visitors to Stewards
By Lexie Neeley
With a new year upon us, many folks are taking a moment to note what they’re grateful for and the positive changes they’d like to work toward in the months to come. One simple gesture of gratitude has been a staple for centuries across the world: the thank you note. Little Free Library stewards share books and the love of reading with their communities by volunteering their time and resources to maintain book-exchange boxes. Although having a little library is joyful all on its own, hearing that your neighbors are enjoying the books as much as you do makes stewardship even more special.
Notes of gratitude, book requests, and drawings from little readers all make for a lovely surprise, especially in the age of digital communication. To celebrate National Handwriting Day (January 23), we’re sharing some of the kind notes our stewards have received in their book-sharing boxes!
Winter weather have your book-exchange box in need of a little TLC? Check out our recent How to Winterize Your Little Free Library post for a walk-through that will help keep your library weather-proof for many more years of book sharing! If you’re ready to start a Little Free Library of your own, click here to get started.