Posted on: 2013-06-12

Take a Book, Leave a Book at Little Free Library

Hannah and Alexander Laman, fourth grade twins at Loveland Elementary, are co-founders of Adopt A Book. After reading about other children not having access to books or owning a book of their own, Hannah and Alex wanted to change that. They have collected and donated over 17,000 books since December 2011 and founded with the help of their parents a 501c3 called Adopt A Book.

Hannah and Alexander’s latest venture to promote reading and literacy is the Little Free Library, located in downtown Loveland along the Little Miami Bike Trail. The siblings love to read and felt a Little Free Library would encourage the same in others, especially the children who will pass by on the bike trail. The Little Free Library is located across from the Trailside Café and is kitty-corner from the Loveland Firefighters’ memorial. It has a bright red roof and yellow siding and looks like an oversized bird house along the bike trail.

Hannah and Alexander approached the City of Loveland about placing the Little Free Library near the bike trail and they agreed to maintain it. The library in question has a number of books including Goosebumps, Harry Potter, Elmo and other chapter books geared towards children of all ages. This library is open to the public and books are free. Unlike traditional public libraries, visitors do not need a library card to check out a book. Instead, they pick up books as they please with the expectation that they’ll also drop off books to keep the shelf stocked.

The library storing the books was donated by Brush Creek Building Group. For more information about Adopt A Book, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook/adoptabook.