The Friday File: Magical, Mini Library!!


A few days ago I wrote a post called, “Trite But True:  “The Little Things in Life Matter“.  Lo and behold, didn’t I come across something that is not only ‘little’, but ‘matters’ as well!

Ah, this cute little box that someone created holds books for the taking, and asks for books to be placed into this magical, mini ‘library’.  Talk about inspiring!  There is it, this wee, hand-made ‘library’ that someone took the time to build, install, and no doubt place books into for others to enjoy.

I think this exchange of books has been going on for quite some time.  Here’s the plaque that is on the ‘roof’ of the ‘library’:

Library 2

Well-worn, to me makes it even more appealing.  It just goes to show that its use and appreciation by others is still there.

I think I’ll put some books into the library; say, I wonder what the library cards look like? Little postage-stamp sized bits!  I must remember to see if there is a squirrel or two taking shifts to check out the books for patrons.  Take a book, leave a nut.  Fair trade, I think! 🙂

  25 comments for “The Friday File: Magical, Mini Library!!

  1. May 6, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Love this, Cher – it’s so cute! And what a great idea 🙂

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    • May 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Hi Helen! Isn’t it cute? I had a huge grin on my face when I saw it!! Oh yes, I think so too! Cher xo

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  2. May 6, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Hi, Cher, yes, little libraries are terrific! I built and placed one in my neighborhood and “curate” the books from time to time. It’s a nice small way of fostering a sense of community among neighbors. Glad there’s one with which you’ve crossed paths. 🙂

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    • May 6, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Hi Brett, well isn’t that absolutely delightful of you to do that for your neighborhood! Well done! I agree; it is a nice way to provide a sense of community among neighbors. I too am pleased I crossed paths with a little library! I shall being dropping off a few ‘reads’ sometime soon to our little Chicago
      ‘bibliotheca’!! Cher xo

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  3. May 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    This little library makes me smile 😀 Thanks for sharing it with us — I ♥ books!

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    • May 7, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Ah, me too Christy! Isn’t it sweet? Cher xo


  4. May 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    How wonderful… such a great idea! Yes, it does create community sharing and friendship. And Cher, you do have an eye for these to share… thank you 🙂 Enjoy your weekend. Love, Iris

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    • May 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Ah, bless! Thank you, Iris! I think is really does make a great sense of community!! And to you as well, Iris!! Love, Cher xo

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  5. May 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I saw the mini pop-up Library around the K.W. / Cambridge, the “Golden Horse Shoe” its taken on a huge popularity. Been going on a number of years here in Canada. Perhaps it did start up here, I can’t say for certain That’s the coolest way to re-purpose something we all can appreciate! .

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    • May 11, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Hi dearie! Oh I didn’t know that! Isn’t it cool? I think it is such a great idea. Yes, that is exactly it! Everyone gets to share and exchange books! Lovely! Cher xo


  6. May 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    This is so beautiful and heart touching! Would it be okay if I reblog it tomorrow?

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    • May 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      Ah, isn’t it just? Why I would be honored! Thank you so much!! Cher xo

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      • May 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm

        I will be watching the time, should be about a half an hour and wp will swing to tomorrow. I am honored to reblog. Hugs, precious lady. xo

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      • May 14, 2016 at 6:58 pm

        Bless you, my dear! Truly I am grateful to you! Hugs to you, Cher xo

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      • May 14, 2016 at 7:05 pm

        Do you know how wonderful it feels to know that you appreciate the reblog? You touched my heart. Thank you Cher. xoxo Belinda

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      • May 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm

        Ah, Belinda! I am humbled by your words my dear. I really am so appreciative for your kindness and thoughtfulness!! Thank YOU!! Cher xoxo

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      • May 14, 2016 at 7:50 pm

        Sending love and hugs, precious friend. xo

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      • May 14, 2016 at 8:12 pm

        Right back at you, my dear! Cher xo

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  7. May 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Reblogged this on Busy Mind Thinking and commented:
    What an incredible idea! A must read. Thanks for sharing this, Cher.


  8. May 14, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Fantastic post!!! Absolutely adore the mini library and it’s purpose… In this day and age where people exchange e-books, it’s endearing to see they mini library flourish! Cheers to everyone who contributes to it…. Wish I were in your part of the world, I’d visit this one every single day! 😀 bumped into you through Belinda’s repost and for that I’m glad… I’m going to stick around to read more from you… Do stop by my blog when you have a moment! Love

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    • May 14, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Why thank you so much for your wonderful comments! Welcome to The Chicago Files!! I most definitely will stop by your blog, too! Ah, aren’t these little mini libraries cute? I agree; with e-books as popular as they are, it is nice to see the ‘old fashioned way’ of reading! I love books and I do appreciate the kind souls who take the time to share books with others through this brilliant little ‘room’! And thanks to dear Belinda for reposting this post! She’s a dear!! Cher xo

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      • May 14, 2016 at 10:37 pm

        Belinda is amazing, I adore her work! And thank you so much for taking the time out to visit me and follow me 🙂 I’ve got so many books that I could share with others through that cute little library! But inspired by whoever started it, I might set up my own little library here 😀 isn’t that a great Idea! 🙂

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      • May 14, 2016 at 10:43 pm

        Yes, she sure is!! And thank you, too! Well I think it would be a great idea if you started a mini-library!!! Yeay! Cher xo

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