WADDELL, AZ - On Sarival Avenue you’ll hear birds chirping, water rushing from a nearby farm, and a constant flow of traffic. It isn’t anything out of the ordinary, until you reach house number 7325.
“Most people I think are pretty surprised,” said homeowner Pam Roeller.
In Pam’s front lawn where you will find a 1 foot by 2 feet structure elevated on a post that is called "Leah’s Birdhouse Book Box." It's essentially a curbside, 24/7 library.
Pam named it after her daughter Leah, who gave her the idea of the small library.
One of the perks of this library is you don’t need a card to check these books out. In fact, you don’t even have to return the books. People are more than welcome to return the books or add any of their own to the selection.
You may ask why would someone do this?
Well, Pam is a retired teacher who is hoping to spread the joy of reading by allowing people to take a book free of charge.
“For me, it's about the love of reading, neighborliness, and community,” said Pam.
Leah’s Birdhouse Book Box can hold anywhere from 15 to 20 books. Pam hopes people will continue to pass the books along. She says that she likes to think about where these books will eventually end up and who gets to enjoy them.
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