Currently there is just one Little Free Library in Shreveport, on Line Avenue. There was a second free library on Highland and Dudley, but Turner explained someone took the word 'free' a little too literally and not only took all the books, but the library structure too.
"It wasn't up for even 24 hours, she put it up in the evening after work and by 5:15 in the morning she had been alerted it was no longer there," said Turner.
Still the literacy advocate sees it only as a minor set back and is looking on the bright side of the situation. "They took the books too, the whole thing, so hopefully we have a real avid reader in the community who is getting some enjoyment out of them," Turner said.
Looking forward she hopes little free libraries like this one, will pop up in every community. "We have put up lawn signs, that says a future home of a little free library, so if you see one of those, you'll know, there is one coming soon," she explained.
In fact, there is already a wait list with 15 people on it, including one in Bossier, volunteering to put one up in their yard.
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