Stewards: Rich Cook and Mary Walsh
My wife and I are voracious readers, and so are our two kids. We have lived in our little blue house on Delhi Court, just west of Ann Arbor, for 27 years. We raised two kids in our little home. The kids went off to college and left behind shelves of books, in addition to our mountain of books. We definitely needed to clear some out! We had been donating books to the Dexter Library, but we had also read about Little Free Libraries and thought it would be fun to put one in the front yard. Although we live on a dead end, a lot of people stroll up and down the road because it’s surrounded by the east and west ends of Delhi Metropark.
We bought an already assembled library online, painted it to match the house, stuck it on a post in the front yard, and filled it with books. We went a long time without anyone taking a book, and we were excited to notice one day that someone had taken a couple kids books. Every once in a while someone will take a book to read, and we hope that, over time, our Little Free Library will get more use. We love the whole concept of neighbors sharing. If you are ever in Delhi, stop by and see if anything tickles your fancy.
–Rich Cook and Mary Walsh are environmental scientists with the U. S. EPA. They have a son and daughter