They might resemble birdhouses…But they definitely are not for the birds!
For one thing, they are a little too big. And for another they are full of books, not seed.
They are boxes of books the public is invited to take away and read.
If you’re traveling through the Surface Creek or Grand Mesa area and are in need of something to read during your visit you can always upload books to your favorite reading device but sometimes you just want the feel of a real book in your hand. For locals, the Cedaredge Public Library is the go-to place for either the real thing or a quick upload but our visitors find our local Little Free Libraries convenient and easy to find.
Here’s how they work…it’s simple! You take a book and leave a book. No library card is needed and you don’t have to return the book. Street libraries are for everyone, regardless of your age, gender or your reading level. These boxes play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books in areas where you may be spending more time enjoying the outdoors on your vacation, but still want a good book when it’s bedtime. You might even find that you are reading a book that you normally would not have read.
Western Colorado if full of wide open spaces with an endless assortment of outdoor recreational activities but exploring our communities is also part of the adventure. The Little Free Libraries help build community and show off our creativity by sharing books with our guests.
For more information about Little Free Libraries including a map showing other locations just go to: littlefreelibrary.org
We hope you enjoy a glimpse into some of the special things that we treasure about the Cedaredge, Surface Creek and Grand Mesa areas.