Woman Turned 110-Year-Old Dead Tree Into A Free Little Tree Stump Library For The Neighborhood
We have seen quite a few neighborhood libraries, but this is by far our favorite one! This awesome creation was made by Sharalee Armitage Howard from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Sharalee is an librarian and artist. She turned this 110-year-old tree stump that would have been destroyed and turned it into this perfect ‘Little Tree Library.’ She was so kind to let us share this with all of you today.
Sharalee stated…”Sadly, it was rotting in the center. But the main reason that it needed to be removed, is because it was a weak species that had grown so large, it was constantly dropping huge branches onto the street and sidewalk (even without high winds). After years of hoping for the best, one finally fell on our son’s car. We were worried that it was a matter of time before someone got hurt.”
The stump was carved from the inside. Then Sharalee added a roof and included the outside details for it’s magical look. Such a cute idea to get the little ones of the neighborhood interested in reading. What a bunch of lucky kids!
Check out these adorable mini wooden book details on the outside…
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organizations helping to ensure we keep our innate love of books alive by “inspiring a love of reading, building community, and sparking creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.” These little libraries are popping up everywhere, with over 75,000 libraries provided in 88 countries so far!
We hope that this inspires you to create your own Little Free Library in your own neighborhood!