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Think Small: Little Free Libraries boost reading and sharing

All are welcome to take a book or leave a book at Gina Munz’s Little Free Library, located in front of her home/office at 1604 Main St. in Great Bend.

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At first glance, the wooden boxes popping up in Barton County might be mistaken for a new version of Great Bend’s big, decorative “bird houses.” But these structures have something inside — books — all free for the taking.

Little Free Libraries  (LFLs) can be found across the United States, including central Kansas. These homespun, often colorful structures are based on sharing, with people invited to “take a book, return a book.”

Gina Munz, 1604 Main St., has one of Great Bend’s first Little Free Libraries. It has stood in front of her home/office for over a year now ...

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