There are a bunch of Little Free Libraries in Austin, impressive in their quantity and creative design. Here’s two of the ones I found on a recent trip.
A bright library, with plenty of colors, decorated with little sun-faded cardboard tiles that read ‘take one, bring one’ and ‘books’ around the door. Topped with a real book, sealed and painted as a decorative roof, which is definitely an original addition.
This is a fancier unpainted library, shaped like a barn with a metal roof, complete with doors and windows on the front and side. I also admire the stacked shelf system, allowing space for tall and shorter books. The ‘enjoy books’ on the post is a nice touch.
These two libraries are the ones I ultimately chose books from, a display of self-control for sure. When I’m finished reading, I plan to return them–or leave a different book–in another LFL. Might as well let the books travel a bit! 🙂