You've seen the Little Free Libraries in neighborhoods all over the country, where you can borrow or donate books that others can read and return. But you haven't seen a Little Free Library like the one in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho!
According to littlefreelibrary.org, a librarian named Sharalee Armitage Howard leaped into action when a 110-year-old cottonwood tree was slated for removal. Sharalee, who also is an artist and bookbinder, transformed the tree into a gigantic Little Free Library! Or maybe that should be a Big Free Library. And it's in her front yard!
The structure features stone steps, a sloped roof, a large green door, and warm interior and exterior lights. There are miniature wooden books — like Call of the Wild and Nancy Drew — trimming the entrance.
For more pictures and a video of this fantastic work of books and art, visit