In my SE neighborhood people care about the environment. Most houses have a small vegetable garden, and the green and blue recycling bins are always lined up in front like small soldiers on recycling pick-up day. The sidewalks and streets bustle with people taking riding their bikes or walking to work.
Unwanted items are left out on the parking strip with a sign that says "FREE." Anything can be there - a box of books, clothes, wine glasses, stuffed animals, you name it. I can never walk by one of these free boxes without stopping to look. Especially if there are books or magazines. Who knows what treasures could be hidden there? I recently found Norwegian mystery author, Karin Fossum’s book The Indian Bride in a free box.
Today as I was walking home clutching my latest find, it occurred to me that the Multnomah County Library is the best ‘free box’ of all. Who knows what treasures you may find when you walk through the library’s door? Maybe a popular new thriller or a thick old classic. Maybe a study guide that will help you pass your SATs or fix your car. Maybe your favorite childhood book that you want to read to your own kids.
The possibilities are endless.
Plus when you are use library materials you are recycling too!
So don’t be shy: find you next great read at the best free box in town - the Multnomah County Library!