Greenbriar Flyer, April 2016

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Hooray!  I’m not sure if we’re getting any more readers from this but we’re definitely getting more book donations.

Right now, we’re getting an average of 5 new books donated each day – faster than I can keep up with stamping and adding BookCrossing bookplates.

I have started reading up on starting a Geocache nearby, as well.  Want to know more?

It’s all good!

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BookCrossing

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Several years ago, my mom found a book with a curious label in it.  The label said it was a “BookCrossing” book.  My mom doesn’t have a computer, so I registered the book and I was off and running. I think this idea is so cool.

Each book has a unique BCID (BookCrossing ID).  By entering that number at http://www.bookcrossing.com/ you can see where the book has been – and then you can track where it goes.  If you’re familiar with Where’s George? for dollar bills, this is similar.

Many other Little Free Libraries are connected with BookCrossing and I thought it would be fun to have my Greenbriar Little Free Library #33664 play along, too.

In addition to randomly finding books, you can also go hunting for them at http://www.bookcrossing.com/hunt

This video is a great short explanation:

The Greenbriar Little Free Library #33664 is an official BookCrossing Zone.

Building the Greenbriar Little Free Library

From February 15, 2016

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So far, Tom has filled in the cracks that appeared during shipping and has sanded everything down, getting ready for painting.

 

We’ve decided on a bright blue to match my car and a yellow roof (to make it Cushing’s colors!)

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I’ve ordered stamps for the insides of the books, pencils with our motto (Take a Book ~ Return a Book).

 

Some of our books will also be part of BookCrossing. If you don’t know what that is, here’s more info: http://www.bookcrossing.com/about

 

I’ll keep you posted with more info as the construction continues, getting ready for the Grand Opening!