When asked to describe the little free library, Mia 9 said:
“Well, it’s turquoise and about 1ft and me – so maybe 5 ft? ”
The lovely story of one of the UK’s first little free libraries was broadcast on the BBC on Christmas Day and features a little 9 year girl very close to Pagel’s hearts.😘
Click on the link below to have a listen:
The library can be found in Norfolk Square, on the border between Brighton and Hove.
The colourful beach hut shaped wooden box, stocks free children’s books with the invitation to “take a book, leave a book”. Children and families are encouraged to browse the books, borrow any that takes their fancy and even stay and read the books together in a new reading area by the library. Anybody can share a children’s book they love by leaving it in the library for others to enjoy.
Little Free Libraries started in the US in 2009 and there are thousands across the world, all aiming to foster a love of books. Norfolk Square’s Kids’ Little Free Library is part of an ongoing project by Norfolk Square’s residents and neighbours to bring a sense of fun and community into the square.
Local resident and friend of Pagel Michelle Pauli, who came up the idea said:
“The idea of a Little Free Library will inspire anyone with a fondness for books. I love the idea of children and families making a point of passing through Norfolk Square regularly, stopping by to drop off books they’ve finished, seeing if new books have been added and sitting on little tree trunk seats to browse through them and explore their stories and illustrations. Nestling between the trees, it has an enchanted feel to it.”
The lovely story of this little free library was broadcast on the BBC on Christmas Day and features a little 9 year girl very close to Pagel’s hearts.😘