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Libraries on the Loose! 26 Little Free Libraries in South Seattle

South Seattle is blessed with dozens of Little Free Libraries — tiny, usually homemade book shelters that function as “take-a-book, leave-a-book” gathering places where neighbors can share their favorite literature and stories.

According to littlefreelibrary.org, the movement began in 2009 when a Wisconsin man built a model of a one-room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His friends and neighbors loved it so much that he built several more and gave them away. Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS.

It’s no surprise that the idea took off in Seattle — once voted the nation’s most literate city. And the south-end is no exception. Here are some of our favorites.

26 Little Free Libraries in South Seattle:

  1. 3307 Lafayette Ave. S.,
  2. 2117 S. Lucile St., 98108
  3. 4970 12th Ave. S., 98108
  4. 4413 42nd Ave. S., 98118
  5. 3138 34th Ave. S., 98144
  6. 3309 S. Mount Baker Blvd., 98144
  7. 3216 S. Dose Terrace, 98144
  8. 2347 34th Ave. S., 98144
  9. 2107 29th Ave. S., 98144
  10. 3132 34th Ave. S., 98144
  11. 5107 46th Ave. S., 98118
  12. 3948 S. Hudson St., 98118
  13. 4444 S. Brandon St., 98118
  14. SE corner of 39th Ave. S. & S. Angeline St., 98118
  15. 4859 S. Findlay St., 98118
  16. 5249 S. Graham St., 98118
  17. SE corner of 46th Ave. S. & S. Lucille St., 98118
  18. 7032 Holly Park Dr. S., 98118
  19. 8615 55th Ave. S., 98118,
  20. 5155 S. Othello St., 98118,
  21. 5311 51st Ave. S., 98118,
  22. 4842 S. Lucile St., 98118,
  23. 5922 51st Pl., 98118
  24. 10053 63rd Ave. S., 98178
  25. 10200 62nd Ave. S., 98178
  26. 7553 S. Sunnycrest Rd., 98178

Where is your favorite Little Free Library? Photos/Go: Seattle

 

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