It’s a reading program like any other. It has thousands of people across the nation building libraries right in their front yard and it’s picking up steam in the Quad Cities.
At every corner there’s a story ready to be told. At the corner of 8th and Green Park Avenue there are several stories, ready to be read.
Jen Roth has taken her love for reading and implemented a national reading program in Colona, Illinois.
“I thought it was a great idea, just because I’ve have so many books at home and I know many other people do, nobody likes to throw away a book,” said Roth.
It’s called the Little Free Library. How it works is simple, all you have to do is grab a book of your choice then leave one for others to enjoy.
“It makes me feel so good to know that we are doing something for the community that people are wanting to be involved in,” said Roth.
In Rock Island, you can find one outside of Deb Vanspeybroeck’s house.
“I don’t have any deep philosophical thought about it, I just thought I love books, I like being neighborly. It just seemed like a good combination,” said Vanspeybroeck.
She’s sharing her passion with her neighbors, because like life there’s no dead end when it comes to reading.
“I hope we still have books in our culture for a long long time,” said Vanspeybroeck.
Some Little Free Libraries are even popping up in Iowa, with a few in Eldridge.