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'Little Free Libraries'
There are 15,000 Little Free Libraries scattered around the world, and at least nine of them are in Pensacola.
They're in yards, parks and businesses all over our area.
The motto, "Take a book, return a book."
Channel Three's Kathryn Daniel takes us on a tour.
This is 10 year old Lily Platt's morning routine.
"When I walk to school everyday and I'll try to find books."
The freshly promoted fifth grader reads only chapter books these days -- a fact Joann Massey keeps in mind.
The Little Free Library is in her yard.
Her husband used a kitchen cabinet to fashion a fancy and water proof book box.
"Slowed down in the cars to ask what we were doing. The mailman asked us if it was a mailbox and we told him hit was a library, he was thrilled."
College student Carlos Rosas brings his son to this Little Free Library regularly.
Carlos says at just nine months -- Isaiah is already a baby book worm.
"Yes ma'am, every night, pray and read to him every night."
Pastor Marcel Davis converted an old paper box for his churches' Library.
"There's a bus stop right there for middle school kids, so I've got the middle school kids to adopt it as their own little place, they check books in and out."
Davis says the neighborhood kids have taken major ownership -- even restocking it after it was damaged by the April flood.
Pensacola Police Captain David Alexander is making one for his church taking care to stock it with teens and adults in mind.
"Self help books, do it yourself books, home repair books."
Across town in the Pineglades Neighborhood Park -- Lily Smith visits her Little Free Library at least twice a week.
"My favorite, Beauty and the Beast. That was my favorite book. I love that. I brought it home and I read it and the next day I brought it back."
You don't have to bring a book to borrow a book Davis says restocking just seems to happen.
He simply wants folks to read.
"Sometimes, you can open up a book and read one word and it can change your life forever."
Kathryn Daniel, Channel Three News.
Local stewards say it is very rare that Little Free Libraries are vandalized.
To learn more about starting one of your own, there's a free meeting June 12th at 5:30 AT Pensacola's Main Library Branch Downtown.
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