Photos courtesy Amy Seidenwurm
For the Silver Lake residents who live along Lake View Avenue, the search for a new book is now as simple as walking down the block to the newly installed Little Free Library. Don’t expect to go inside the Little Free Library, a turquoise-colored, wooden box mounted on a post at the base of a vacant hillside lot. Instead, just open the doors, take a peek and take what you need. The library in a box is one of the more than hundreds Litle Free Libraries that have popped up around the country since the first appeared in Wisconsin in 2009 with the idea of promoting a love of reading and a sense of community.
“It has a selection of books for kids and grown ups,” said Amy Seidenwurm, who, along with Russell Bates and Wesley Smith, built and installed the Lake View branch of the Little Free Library this past weekend. “Anyone is welcome to come get a book to read or drop one off that they’ve finished.”
The nearest other Little Free Library, according to the official map, are located in Los Feliz. Where will the next Little Library pop up next?