CASPER Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) Snow and ice gather on Little Free libraries around Casper. These are a nationwide non-profit. Anyone can build or buy one and register it on littlefreelibrary.org.
Megan Bratton, the Natrona County library marketing manager, says these are a great alternative for people who want a book.
She added they are using some funding to help keep these full of books.
“I have seen more people come by lately and I thought people must be reading more,” said Devon Sell, a Casper woman who has a Little Free Library.
They can be made by hand or purchased.
“My husband found an old cupboard and then my daughter who is incredibly artistic painted the birds and the picket fence,” said Samantha Howe, about her Little Free Library.
The signs on them say take a book, leave a book. However, Howe said sometimes it’s hard to keep it full.
“I like to change them out every six weeks, which is a little difficult,” Howe said.
A common consensus with having these in their yards is the joy of sharing books with others.
“I love seeing different books come in and peeking outside wondering, what are they wanting, and noticing they’re at the library,” Sell said.
“I love watching people peruse the books then choose something,” Howe said.
A map of all of the registered Little Free Libraries can be found at littlefreelibrary.org.