On Friday, I was shocked with a brand new Purple Door Little Free Library. It’s gorgeous. It’s HEAVY — the base of the new LFL is at least 200 pound of steel with reinforced concrete. And it has flower boxes. I’m so in love with it! She’s so beautiful. And, sadly, chained to my mailbox.
The back story can be found in my previous post about my LFL being stolen, thrown in the dumpster and then finding a note in my mailbox which forced me to chase just-emptied dumpsters to no avail.
On a very momentous Friday night, Jon and I were headed out for a Friday night bike & bear ride. He was late and I wasn’t too happy about it because Resolution Brewing Co. only stays open until 8pm and getting home at 6pm, then riding over there really cuts off the time we can taste the new beers on tap.
As I was waiting for him to get organized, I looked out the front window and saw about five or six cars come screaming down Shamrock Street then stopped on the opposite side of the street, all facing south. Then a huge truck and trailer pulled up and blocked my entire driveway. Everybody got out of their cars and walked towards the trailer. I was a little freaked out and ran outside. The first thing I saw was Rachel’s cute little puppy and her gorgeous daughter.
Rachel had tears in her eyes … I asked if she was OK and then it all happened so FAST: the stand came out, the top came out, they bolted everything together, planted flowers and loaded me up with boxes and bags of books.
It all happened so fast and it was a little mind blowing but fabulous! It was so beautiful to have that much love coming from all of them — people I didn’t know, other than Rachel and her family.
Our first book delivery arrived on this kick ass Vespa :) More book love from Mountain View!
KTVA did come visit and showed a quick blurb about it on their station – Saturday or Sunday, I’m not sure which, but I cannot find any video of it. The story was a “feel good story” about me being back in business. It was pretty neat because Jacquie, the reporter, was in on the entire Pay it Forward building of the new LFL. It really was a very awesome community love project. There’s nothing but good vibes from this library!
If you’re looking to find a LFL in your neck of the woods, check out the very cool map that’s found on the website for LFLs. Spread the literacy love with free books: take one, leave one!
Yes, I did get some beer that night, too: Resolution’s second batch of amazing coffee porter. If you missed it, I feel sorry for you. Amazing!