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Sharing books at Little Free Library

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Three-year-old Isaiah Hess enjoys a good read from the neighborhood Little Free Library at the corner of Brentwood and Nash streets in Wilson.

According to his mother, Jennifer Hess, they also visit the Little Free Library in the Children’s Secret Garden at the Wilson Botanical Gardens at 1806 Goldsboro St.

“I love that both are near benches so that you can take time to sit and read together,” Hess said. “I think it’s fun that you never know what’s going to be in there.”

Hess echoes the Little Free Library “take a book — leave a book” catchphrase.

“We’ve been talking about which books we’re going to tuck away in the LFL for someone else to discover,” she said. “It’s like burying a secret treasure. Blue box marks the spot!”

Little Free Libraries originated in Wisconsin in 2009, but nearby locations include Sims, Rocky Mount and Zebulon. There are now more than 60,000 Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

A link on the Little Free Library website (https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/) points readers to Little Free Libraries located around the world.

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