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100-year-old tree stump is made into a whimsical free public library

There’s a Little Free Library in Idaho that, judging by its appearance, should be called Little ‘Tree’ Library.

For those unfamiliar with Little Free Library, it’s a network of 75,000 small libraries – usually in the form of tiny house-like structures near busy streets – where bibliophiles can donate or take books.

The neat thing about this initiative is that, aside from promoting a love of literature, it also encourages participants to get creative with their little libraries. For example, this library in Chicago’s Andersonville neighbourhood mimics a Swedish flag-bedecked water tower

Meanwhile, in the city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, artist and librarian Sharalee Armitage Howard turned a 100-year-old stump into a Little Tree Library. It features a quaint glass door, interior and exterior lighting, a roof, and even dentils in the form of classic titles.

What was once an unremarkable stump has now become a place where the local community can foster a culture of reading!

Little Tree Library

You can learn more about Little Free Library here.

Via Colossal

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