Our Snoopy Library!

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I have wanted to have a Little Free Library in our yard for a long time.  If you aren’t familiar with this idea, check out http://www.littlefreelibrary.org for an explanation and lots of photographs.  The whole concept is to provide a watertight, weatherproof box of some kind, and fill it with books.  Then people in your neighborhood, or visitors, can borrow a book.  There is no check out system, if someone decides to keep a book that is fine, I am just happy to encourage people to read.   Some people will bring books back, others might even donate books to the library.

We live on Beagle Drive, so my husband built a Snoopy mailbox many years ago.  We really love to watch families walking with strollers or with kids on bikes who stop and enjoy looking at Snoopy.  Now we hope they will pick out a book to enjoy too.

Owen wanted to help put up the new library.


So we put it into the wagon for him to wheel out to the front of the house.  Lily and Anna got into the action too!


They lifted it onto the post, and screwed it on the little platform.  It does rock a little bit, so Mr. Fix It is working on a stabilizer!  He assures me it CANNOT fall off, but it does move a little.


We ordered a customized sign, but decided we should add a coat of polyurethane before we nail it onto the library.


We added this little paved brick area because I wanted people to be able to park their bikes or strollers off the road while they look at the books.  Then I couldn’t resist this cute little bench!

I can’t wait for our first “customers!”


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. paulalyra
    May 19, 2014 @ 07:51:06

    Wonderful! Gear idea! Uoa are an excellent teacher.


  2. Nana
    May 20, 2014 @ 16:53:03

    As I love reading and Snoopy is one of my all times favourite, I would very much like to pass on your lane !
    Very nice idea !


  3. Vera
    Jan 02, 2016 @ 12:51:35

    Awesome! I would like to do the same thing this spring. Could you tell me how to make one like yours? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


    • dbsenk
      Jan 02, 2016 @ 21:38:00

      Check out littlefreelibrary.org
      We got a great building plan from that site and made a few adjustments. It is also really helpful to visit a little library and see first hand how they put it together, especially how to weatherproof the door!
      You can find one close to you on the map at the Little Free Library website! Good luck, we love our little library. It is so fun to glance out the window and see families sitting on our bench and sharing a story!


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