WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Not going to let a pandemic keep kids from reading.
I'm an English teacher and children's book expert currently working as the librarian at Laredo Middle School in Aurora, CO. On March 13, 2020, we found out that kids wouldn't be returning to school for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus. On March 14, I got an email that crushed my world: The local public library was closing indefinitely.
Our family was already working on setting up a Little Free Library in the front yard. When I realized that kids were going to be out of school and unable to get library books for weeks -- possibly months -- I had to act. Until the public library reopens, we are hosting a free community library for children and young adults on our front porch. This web site is devoted to documenting that journey.