I found the perfect hobby to pick up next time you're bored at home!  If you love books and going on a few adventures around town, keep on reading.

I was never a big reader, especially in school.  As I started getting a little older, books actually became a bigger part of my life.  It's probably because I finally got to decided what I wanted to read and do it on my own time!  If you're wondering, I tend to gravitate toward fantasy, mystery, and romance.  So, if you have any good recommendations let me know!

One of my newest hobbies I've discovered is finding free book boxes around town.  If you don't know what those are, it's actually pretty cool and convenient!

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Take a book.  Share a book.  Little Free Library is a non-profit that heavily promotes FREE book exchanges around the country.  More than 150,000 public book exchanges can be found for your convenience 24/7!

The concept is brilliant.  To anybody who can't afford to rent or buy their own books, you can find love right in your own neighborhood.

If you just want to find new genres without doing research online, find a Little Free Library near you!

I found 6 free book boxes around Rockford that I just had to share with you.

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#1: Near Eaton Drive, Rockford

Shoutout to my friend Tyler for sending this photo in.  One of the coolest ones I've seen so far, an old fashioned telephone booth upcycled into a fun library!

Tyler Yomantas
Tyler Yomantas
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#2: 324 N Prospect Street, Rockford

This is the first Little Free Library I found on their app!  On N. Prospect Street in Rockford, you'll be able to bring a book you finished and leave it for another reader to grab.  Then, take a book that you're interested in from the library and you're all set!

Emily
Emily
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#3: 312 N. Calvin Park Blvd, Rockford

I love that every single library is unique!  This color scheme was one of my favorites because it matched the vibe of the house it was installed at.

Emily
Emily
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#4: 1003 20th Street, Rockford

I didn't even have to get out of my car to pull up to this one.  You can drive up, browse the selection right from your car, and take what you're interested in!

Emily
Emily
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#5: 511 N. 2nd Street, Rockford

Shoutout to my former math teacher for adding to the fun!  This library is surrounded by a beautiful garden at this home.  Smell the flowers while taking full advantage of their Free Library!

Emily
Emily
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#6: Mystery Library

A friend of mine on Facebook, Brittany, just installed this Free Library in front of her home.  I won't add the exact location for this one because I want you to find it on your own.  Thanks for building a stronger community in your neighborhood, Brittany!

Brittany Gaudry
Brittany Gaudry
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If you're interested in finding more Little Free Libraries around your area, you can check out their website and download the app to find the closest near you!  Have fun and expand your knowledge one book at a time.

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