A Woman Turns a 110-Year-Old Tree Trunk Into a Free Library. Her Neighbors Are Delighted

Although the world we live in offers almost any kind of information at just a click of a button, there is still something magical about reading books. This is how we move into imaginary worlds and this is how we learn empathy or critical thinking.

No wonder then that book lovers take actions to encourage reading among wider audience. The American ‘Little Free Library’ organization has decided to promote reading by distributing free books in some unusual locations. So far, they have managed to create almost 75,000 of such spots in 88 countries.

One of the most charming libraries was created by Sharalee Armitage Howard, an artist who decided to put the books inside a 110-year-old tree trunk!

A Woman Turns a 110-Year-Old Tree Trunk Into a Free Library. Her Neighbors Are Delighted
Sharalee Armitage Howard/Facebook

The trunk was to be removed and destroyed. That is why Sharalee knew she had to act quickly to convert the trunk into a new library of free books

A Woman Turns a 110-Year-Old Tree Trunk Into a Free Library. Her Neighbors Are Delighted
Sharalee Armitage Howard/Facebook

The woman created a rough plan of what the place was supposed to look like. Soon the trunk was covered with a roof and lit with some homely-looking bulbs. Now the place looks like a location from a fairy tale movie

A Woman Turns a 110-Year-Old Tree Trunk Into a Free Library. Her Neighbors Are Delighted
Sharalee Armitage Howard/Facebook

There are stone steps taking you to the trunk

A Woman Turns a 110-Year-Old Tree Trunk Into a Free Library. Her Neighbors Are Delighted
Sharalee Armitage Howard/Facebook

Moreover, there is a matching entrance door and wooden decorations representing characters from some popular novels

A Woman Turns a 110-Year-Old Tree Trunk Into a Free Library. Her Neighbors Are Delighted
Sharalee Armitage Howard/Facebook

An ornament shaped like miniature books

A Woman Turns a 110-Year-Old Tree Trunk Into a Free Library. Her Neighbors Are Delighted
Sharalee Armitage Howard/Facebook

Inside there are plenty of good books. No wonder that the place is popular with the local residents who come to borrow books from there. Or just leave the one they have already finished

A Woman Turns a 110-Year-Old Tree Trunk Into a Free Library. Her Neighbors Are Delighted
Sharalee Armitage Howard/Facebook

The library at night

A Woman Turns a 110-Year-Old Tree Trunk Into a Free Library. Her Neighbors Are Delighted
Sharalee Armitage Howard/Facebook

Do you read books? What do you think about such an initiative?

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