Summertime is a wonderful time to catch up on some reading with your children and family. But what happens when you have read everything in your house? Well, a fun and helpful way to get new books and upcycle your old ones is to build a shared library. You may have heard of Little Free Library, a non-profit organization that is focused on expanding book access to communities around the world. It has a global network of volunteer-led libraries, and once you finish building your own, you can register and add it to that same network! Visit their website for more information and other ways to help their cause.
Getting back to building a little library. When choosing a library location, check guidelines and what may be allowed in that area. This will be especially important if you live in a neighborhood with an HOA. Also, consider using materials found in and around your home. Below are some items you can upcycle to create your own little library.