IT’S AMAZING WHAT A NEW COAT OF PAINT CAN DO!

MY BETTER HALF RECENTLY REPAINTED MY LITTLE FREE LIBRARY IN OUR SIDE YARD, NEXT TO THE SIDEWALK AND STREET.

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AFTER:

A s you can see, we went from white with orange trim to orange with white trim. I think it stands out much better. This Little Free Library is set in the ground so well (concrete and kitty litter) that it has weathered several hurricanes, one a category four. I always tell the neighbors that our house may blow away, but the LFL will remain standing. HaHa!

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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