Say "Hello" to Watauga's first Little Free Library (LFL)! It is a gift from the Friends of the Watauga Public Library to promote literacy and a love of reading in the community. It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. It is located in the Capp Smith Park playground area, behind City Hall.
The Little Free Libraries began with a model of a one room schoolhouse, built by Todd Bol, as a tribute to his mother who loved reading. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and friends loved it. He built several more and gave them away. Now LFLs are popping up all over the world!