Our neighborhood just gets more awesome

4 Jan

Despite the near constant postings on our neighborhood Facebook group of burglaries, muggings, and gun shots, I love our neighborhood. It’s unique, people do care about their neighbors (we’re close enough to be forced to interact), and we’re close* to just about anything.

*”Close” being relative because it takes at least 30 minutes to get anywhere in Atlanta, even a few miles away.

A few neighbors and one of the neighborhood churches have recently put in the Little Free Libraries. We noticed three on our walk the other day. Besides looking cool, it’s a great idea. You take one, you leave one. Everyone gets to read!

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I already have a box full of books that I want to donate because they are either duplicates from the merging of two libraries or they’re books I never want to read again. I was going to give them all to our local library that I’ve grown so fond of these last few months, but I think I’ll pick a few out, put them in our neighborhood library, and give the rest away.

I guess you don’t have to live in the richest neighborhood in the city to feel like your neighborhood is priceless!

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2 Responses to “Our neighborhood just gets more awesome”

  1. bookmammal January 6, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    I LOVE the concept of the Little Free Libraries–how great that you were able to find some in your own neighborhood! I wrote a post about finding one near my office back in October–here’s the link if you’d like to take a look-
    http://bookmammalmusings.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/musing-mondays-little-free-libraries-take-a-book-return-a-book/

    • mamajohnston January 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      It was really neat to see those in my neighborhood. I’ve only seen one previously in a very “posh” neighborhood nearby. Two were very similar and then one, in the front yard of this house that has metal sculptures, was very much like the metal sculptures and very cool. Great concept. Glad it’s catching on!

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