New 'Free Little Library' placed in Perdido

By Tina Covington / For Gulf Coast Media
Posted 9/5/18

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The Bay Minette Public Library has added to its collection of "Free Little Libraries" with a new placement in Perdido. This little library is stationed outside the Dollar …

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New 'Free Little Library' placed in Perdido

The newest Free Little Library is stationed outside the Dollar General Store in Perdido. Built by Evan White, the mini library was painted in a Dr. Seuss theme by local artist Nancy Self. Unveiling the new library are, from left, Nancy Self, Store Manager April Kelly, and Joanna Bailey, Director of the Bay Minette Public Library.
The newest Free Little Library is stationed outside the Dollar General Store in Perdido. Built by Evan White, the mini library was painted in a Dr. Seuss theme by local artist Nancy Self. Unveiling the new library are, from left, Nancy Self, Store Manager April Kelly, and Joanna Bailey, Director of the Bay Minette Public Library.
TINA COVINGTON / FOR GULF COAST MEDIA
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BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The Bay Minette Public Library has added to its collection of "Free Little Libraries" with a new placement in Perdido. This little library is stationed outside the Dollar General, across the street from Perdido School. The little library was built by Evan White and painted with a Dr. Seuss theme by local artist Nancy Self.

While they make look like giant birdhouses, these mini libraries are stocked full of books that are free for the taking. The concept is simple: take what you want and leave behind what you can.

The Free Little Library program began in 2015 with three stations: Kids Park on McMillan Avenue, Pine Grove Elementary, and the Douglasville School of Arts and Recreation. Since then, Library Director Joanna Bailey has been working hard to secure funding and support for additional locations outside the city’s reach. Now, Free Little Libraries are stationed at 40880 County Road 39 in White House Fork, Lottie Volunteer Fire Department, Dollar General Store in Stockton, Delta Elementary in White House Fork, and Crossroads Headstart.

Work continues to find new locations and artists for addition mini libraries.

Each library is registered with the Little Free Library organization and will be entered into the national database on their world map. Since the books are not part of the library system, Bailey said they do not have to be checked out and no library card is required.

For more information about this project, call Bailey at 251-580-1648.