By February, all 50 states and 40 countries had little libraries, including rural areas with no other libraries.
More information is available at www.littlefreelibrary.org, but here are a couple of great Q&A's from the site:
Q: Won't people steal the books?
A: No. You can't steal a free book. And if you have a good steward and lots of active users, eventually someone who tries to “steal” books will realize that it's not a good thing to do. An official Little Free Library book label or stamp in the book will also help prevent used bookstores from buying them.
Q: What's so special about having a Little Free Library?
A: If this were just about providing free books on a shelf, the whole idea might disappear after a few months. Little Free Libraries have a unique, personal touch and there is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community. These aren't just any old books, this is a carefully curated collection and the Library itself is a piece of neighborhood art!
How cool is this? And what sights for sore eyes for those of us who, for all the reading and writing we have to do digitally, prefer to do our serious reading, or our reading for pleasure with actual books.