The Little Free Library Looks just the way it sounds. It's no larger than an average birdhouse, but what's inside is making an impact on the lives of kids and adults all over the world.
The organization started in the U.S., but has since spread to places like Brazil and Africa.
Bill Meadors, retired Lubbock English teacher and librarian, put up his library a year ago. What started as an educational program for neighborhood kids has now spread far beyond.
Kids, adults and even just people driving by Meadors' home have taken interest in what appears to be an oversize mailbox.
It holds about 50 books at one time. Meadors says he likes to refresh the books every few weeks.
Everything from mystery and romance novels for the adults, to picture books for the kids.
There's no charge and no age limit for anyone who wants to visit the Little Free Library.
Meadors says books have always been his passion, and the Little Free Library is a way for him to share that.
"I think books are the key to everything," Meadors said. "I taught remedial reading and advanced reading for years. Students who can read succeed."
Meadors uses books from his personal collection to fill the library and spends lots of time searching at book stores and sales.
He also takes donations.
Meadors says if a person finds a book they truly love and connect with in his library, he won't think twice about letting them keep it.
You can learn more about the Little Free Library here: www.littlefreelibrary.org.
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