We grabbed a few books off our bookshelf
and took a little walk with them in hand
in my parents' neighborhood.
We had plans to visit a special library.
A few houses up the block from their house
stands a Little Free Library.
It's a national organization that plants
boxes around towns and cities,
fills them with books
and operates on an honor system
where people take a book and return it
or a place different book to the box.
The kids were so excited to select
the book that they wanted to trade.
Then they sprawled out
in a special little reading chair.
I feel so lucky
to live in a town where people care enough to
foster a love for reading.
As we walked away
with our new books in hand,
another neighbor pulled up
to trade books in the Free Little Library.
I love the sense of community that we felt on our little journey.