Carol Buckles asked me to post this exciting addition to their church in Virginia! Way to go, Carol!
Just as Covid was shutting down the world, my long-time dream for a Little Free Library opened wide. I had finally convinced my husband to buy one for the church, on sale, for $300. I'd been mentioning it for years, but he somehow realized that I really meant it!
I got permission from the relevant committees at church and was ready to order, when I had a moment of doubt. Going to the church administrative assistant [and my friend] for assurance that it would be a good idea, she told me, "Someone just made a donation to the children's ministry. You're going to include children's books, right?"
I said, "Of course." The Little Free Library location I had planned was on the road that many folks walk or drive their kids to and from school, so children's materials were to be a big focus.
The donation was $300. Yes, the exact amount I needed.
Our tireless octegenarian lead the team to install the library, and other church members have contributed books.
In the six months since I opened, I have seldom had to put books in, although I have many on hand to share. There are constant new items to discover. I have also added bookmarks, church logo pens and little handsewn junk journals that I made. People have also started leaving painted rocks to share ["keep or rehide"].