House with Library

evanstonhouse

For a wonderful twist on the idea of a home library, check out this home’s lending library! Designed as a mini-version of the big house, the lending/giving library offers books to passersby. What a great idea! When I lived in New York City, all the different buildings in which I rented apartments used the laundry room as an informal book swap – people would leave books they no longer wanted and eager readers would take them away. My winter project just might be creating a mini-library to put in front of my house. By the way, this wonderful home with its mini-home/library is located in my hometown of Evanston, Illinois. A fabulous place to live and to read.

Thanks and Kudos to Joe Agnew of Evanston for the photo.