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Little Free Libraries making a big impact in Spokane

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Little Free Libraries grow in popularity in the Inland Northwest, and around America Little Free Libraries grow in popularity in the Inland Northwest, and around America
SPOKANE, Wash. - Debra Parks works as a librarian in Spokane, but now she's taking her talents a bit smaller. Parks is helping to build Little Free Libraries in Kendall Yards in an effort to share the gift of reading, and provide a meeting spot for the community.  She's already seen neighbors and strangers taking advantage of her library, and says she can't keep children's books stocked because they are so popular.

On south hill, Margaret Bruya says her little library is a hit. Bruya keeps a small notebook in her Little Free Library where people can leave her notes. One reader leaves an anonymous "THANK YOU!" scribbled in all capital letters. Others leave more detailed messages, telling her how much they like stopping by. Either way, she enjoys seeing the feedback from the people using her treasure trove of books.

"People take a book, leave a book, take a book, leave three or four," Bruya explained. 

She stumbled on one in her neighborhood, and instantly knew she wanted to take part in the trend. "It's just really fun to see what people leave," she said, laughing.

So next time you see a strange little box filled with books in front of someone's house, take a look inside, meet your neighbor, borrow a book, or just leave a message to say thanks.

If you're interested in getting a Little Free Library, or learning more about the organization, you can do that here: http://littlefreelibrary.org/
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