Little Free Libraries are popping up like daffodils in cities and towns all over the country, and Auburn is no exception. You've probably come across them in your travels. They're kind of like bird houses, but instead of wrens and robins, they boast authors like Octavia Butler and Nick Hornby -- or their words, at least.
The idea behind the Little Free Library is that a passerby may take a book, return another day, and leave a book for a neighborhood reader to enjoy. They're built by private residents, and each one has its own unique style.
Every Little Free Library also has a different assortment of books to be shared. Many include fiction, but others also carry a variety of non-fiction or children's literature. The hope is that each one will become a mini-town square where local residents are welcome to share their favorite reads and maybe even chat about them.
I went in search of a few of these treasures in the Auburn area, and while I did not by any means locate them all, it was a joy to see the way each one made its corner of the world a more cheerful.
If you'd like to go in search of the Little Free Libraries in and around Auburn, click on the map below, and it will guide you in finding what you seek. Don't forget to take a book or two along, in case you want to trade.
Don't have a book to share? That's OK. You may always leave one next time.
If you don't see your neighborhood's Little Free Library listed on this map, send me a message, and I'll be happy to add it.