Couple builds library on front lawn
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Passers-by may be surprised to see what’s inside a small structure that recently popped up in front of a Philadelphia Street home.
With help from a few neighbors, Indiana residents Will and Nancy Seale constructed Indiana’s first Little Free Library.
Anyone is welcome to take a book and leave a book with no strings attached: no library cards, due dates or late fees.
It’s part of the Little Free Library, a book exchange movement that’s been popping up nationwide since 2009.
Nancy said she saw a picture online of a Little Free Library in Buffalo, N.Y., and showed it to her husband.
“I thought it was a neat idea,” she said. “I just didn’t think we’d end up with one on our front yard.”
Nancy and Will decided against purchasing a prefabricated library through the organization’s website, opting to build a cheaper one on their own.
Will designed the enclosed library that is roughly 2-feet-wide by 3-feet-tall and sits on a post, and helped a neighbor build it.