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"Little" Libraries Growing Fast

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The "Little Free Library" trend is catching on fast. Started just a few years ago in Wisconsin, people have installed more than 6,000 around the world. That includes the one in Karen Adamski's front yard. (Published Thursday, Jan 24, 2013)

    Karen Adamski says she is always looking for projects to give her father, Ron Casella, to keep him busy in his garage workshop. He had already built the dozens of birdhouses that hang from a tree in the front yard of Karen's San Jose home.

    It is why when Karen heard about the Little Free Library trend, she knew just the person to build hers.

    Slightly bigger than a birdhouse, Karen's library sits atop her fence and gets a steady stream of business.

    A Little Free Library is a library with no due dates, no late fees, and no closing hours. It is place where people are free to take a book. All that is asked is they leave one in exchange.

    People around the world have become fans of the concept and according to an orginizing website, www.littlefreelibrary.org, there are now more than 6,000 of the around the world, including dozens around the Bay Area.

    Watch Garvin Thomas' story above.