A while back I posted some ideas on what to do with books that were no longer wanted. Here are two more things we can do to keep books out of landfills and get them to people who really appreciate the written word in book form.
The first one involves a bit of carpentry – or not. You can either make a wooden box mounted on a post or buy one tailored for the following purpose: A Little Free Library. This movement began in Wisconsin when Todd Bol mounted a wooden box filled with books outside his home. Today there are more than 10,000 “little free libraries” around the world. This is a great Scout or Youth Group project as well. People can take a book or put one in. You can share your favorite books and borrow others. For more info on how to build or where too buy one of these boxes, visit: http://www.littlefreelibrary.org
Family to Family is an organization that helps families who have experienced disasters such as the tornado in Oklahoma. The organization is collecting books for these families and can help tell you how you can be a part of the effort. Go to: http://www.familytofamily.org for more information.