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Little Free Library in Brooksville, Florida

Real Estate Agent with Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!

On a recent visit to City Hall in Brooksville, Florida, I was delighted to discover this little free library.

Not a library in traditional sense, it works as a book exchange between people who like to share their books. The idea is to take a book and leave a book or take a book, read it and return it. Or if you so desire, just leave a book for others to enjoy. 

The day I was there, the little library was well stocked, when I came by again a couple of weeks later, there were a lot less books available so it's good to know that people are taking advantage of this little exchange. It would be nice to see more of these little libraries pop up in neighborhoods or public places for people to enjoy a good read. 


LIttle Free Library Brooksville Florida Photo by Silvia Dukes

Little free library in Brooksville, Florida



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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate

Tropic Shores Realty, 3441 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606

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Comments (12)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Sylvia... I've seen these pop up here and there in the Charlotte area, especially inside sibdivisions. I love the idea.

Oct 31, 2017 06:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience and your photograph. These little libraries have become very popular.

Oct 31, 2017 06:06 AM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

It is such a great idea.. get your face off your smartphone or computer  and start reading again.  I really enjoy reading, and not from a Kindle or iPod.  I like the feeling of holding a book and turning the pages.  My daughter and I own a pub in Toronto and we have a book exchange there.. and it is well used.

Oct 31, 2017 06:16 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Nina Hollander yes, I think it's a great idea, too and hope the idea will catch on in our area as well. 

Roy Kelley  they definitely would be nice way to get people reading and getting books without having to drive to a larger library.

Gloria Valvasori, ASA  I am like you, I prefer a real book with a cover and pages to turn. We already spend a lot of time in front of electronics so I want to do my reading the traditional way. 

Oct 31, 2017 06:26 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

What a great way to encourage reading in the community. 

Oct 31, 2017 09:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Silvia -- every time I see one of these Free Little Libraries in our area, I smile -- such a great community effort.   

Oct 31, 2017 09:34 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Sylvia - Nice photos. We're starting to see those all over town now. Thanks for another contest entry!

Oct 31, 2017 09:44 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Silvia I first saw these little libraries in Toronto and one of my many walks to the beach. Such a great idea! We've got a couple in my neigbborhood as well.

Oct 31, 2017 10:55 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Belinda Spillman I agree, I guess it depends on the neighborhood but I hope children books are also included. 

Michael Jacobs so true and exactly my sentiment. 

Dick Greenberg thank you, hoping to see more of them around here soon.

Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI I think it would be a great project for property owner organizations to take on. 


Oct 31, 2017 11:39 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sylvia we don't have anything like that here where I live, but I love the idea.

Oct 31, 2017 01:24 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

George Souto what is not now, could be soon!

Oct 31, 2017 02:16 PM