Scattered across the urban concrete sidewalks, stand these brave sentinels to literacy. They protect the books for lending (or often for taking) and embrace the people and culture of a neighborhood as well. Their style is varied and often well integrated into the texture of the surrounding community. Just go (quickly)* to Hearst Elementary School on Del Cerro and note how the color of the Little Free Library matches the brilliance of the flowering Jacaranda, 30 feet away. Someone had a good idea.
Or maybe, go visit the 1100 block of Virginia Way and peek at the White Rabbit Little Free Library that harkens back to the magic of The White Rabbit Bookstore that was located on Girard Ave. The builders have referenced the symbolic sign of the store – a large white rabbit. Most days the rabbit is a welcoming guard of the bookcase. The materials of the bookcase are recycled and repurposed.
*go quickly as the jacaranda is in full bloom too briefly.