Along my regular three-mile running route is a home with a free book stand outside. A closer look at the wooden structure reveals that it is part of the Little Free Library network. This organization started in Wisconsin in 2009 and has added over 2500 free book kiosks throughout the world. According to the location map, there are three others in the Cincinnati area and one in nearly every major city throughout the US. From my brief research is seems that people are encouraged to borrow a book, return it when they are finished, and even contribute their own books to the collection. It’s a neat concept.
This very same house was also in the news around the same time I first noticed their Little Free Library when their concrete pig was stolen from their yard, and later found behind a nearby coffee shop. The large pig has yet to make its return on public display, but a smaller pig has taken its spot in the landscaping. If you find the pig, you’ll find the Little Free Library nearby.