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"].
Carol Buckles
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  • OOH! What a great idea!  I would love to do this on our church property!

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