LFL in Renton

I don’t remember how or when I first learned about Little Free Libraries.  Gabi had sketched and written about them for his Seattle Times column last year.    I’m not sure whether that was the first time I’d heard of them or not.  A recent article in a local on-line news source featured the Little Free Libraries in Renton.  I decided to sketch them all.  Today I went to the two closest to me.

The first one was on a big hill over town to which I’d never driven.  There is a great view and maybe I’ll return to sketch that view.

At the second one, it’s owner came home while I was drawing.  We had a nice chat.  As had been reported in the on-line article, she’d tried other containers.  One was an old microwave but it was taken away as trash.  So this one is one of the kits available from the LFL organization.  She said several “free librarians” are meeting this weekend to trade out books so their little libraries have some fresh content.  What a great idea!

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to LFL in Renton

  1. Thanks for reminding me about this. I’ve been considering what to do with my book collection… this could be a good way to give them new life. I wonder if anyone in Charleston is doing this…

  2. redharparts says:

    If you go to that link, above, for LFL site, there is a map of where all the registered ones are.

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