How small can a library be? According to the Rotary Club of Kenora the answer is very tiny. How about putting one on a park bench, or the back of a road sign or at a group mailbox.
These are just three examples of locations where three “Little Libraries” were placed in the Town of Kenora, Ontario.
The cost of each library was just $200 of material. They were built by the students at Beaver Brae High School, the community’s sole high school. However, a carpenter was hired to install them in their final locations.
Originally, the club thought they would be placed on city property, but the delay in their dealing with it resulted in the club finding private property owners volunteering to host the sites instead.
Each Little Library houses two little shelves of books, mainly novels, and residents can borrow from them at anytime. The only cost is to put a book into the library when you take one out. Their motto is “Take One, Leave One”. That way it is always stocked full.