Little Libraries Invite Book Lovers

. November 1, 2014.

Old Orchard residents Heather Meyer and Brooke Padgett brought their love of books to their own front yards. They’ve put up Little Libraries, inviting passers-by to “Take a Book, Leave a Book.” Their husbands designed and built the boxes (one out of a cooler) to house the collections of books, and the women and their children keep the libraries stocked for readers of all ages. Meyer notes, “We wanted books to be accessible, and we wanted to build a better sense of community where our front yards would be a place to talk to neighbors we don’t always see.” She adds, “Huge success on all fronts.” The Little Libraries are waiting for visitors, where a bench invites readers to “sit a spell.”

2707 Densmore Dr., Toledo and 2235 Meadowwood Dr., Toledo.