Here is what Chuck had to say about the Little Libraries project
What made you want to get involved with the little libraries?
One of my friends was involved with Little Free Libraries and encouraged me to start one. I said I would when my first child started Kindergarten. About 8 years later, my first daughter started Kindergarten and I kept my promise.
I wanted a family activity that introduced and involved my children in our neighborhood and community. Our Little Library has become an icebreaker to meet neighbors and people across our city.
How does this project give back to the community?
There is an abundance of books in our community, but access to those books is limited. A child, eager to read, may not be able to get to a library. A Little Library offers walking distance access to reading material.
Anyone in the community with books they no longer need, can put them in a Little Library to share them with others. Since anyone can donate books, and anyone can take a book, it’s a true platform for one person to help another.
How can others get involved with this project?
There are several ways to get involved. Little Free Library has a website that offers prebuilt Libraries for purchase. They also offer advice on how to build one on a budget, and how to stock and maintain a Little Library.
Locally, SPARK is planning to introduce Lending Libraries to the community. On Facebook I have two small pages. Golden Oaks Little Free Library is my Library, and Fox Valley’s Little Libraries, which is a place where local Stewards or potential Stewards, can communicate and work together to share books and spread libraries across our community.