I first learned about Little Free Libraries in 2012, which also happened to be the same year I started my blog, Captivated Reader. If memory serves me correctly, I had learned about Little Free Libraries through searching out topics on Google that were bookish related for blog post topics to write and share with my readers.
I was so excited about the idea of Little Free Libraries that I sought out and found my very first Little Free Library in Ventura, California back in 2012 with my husband, which I promptly blogged about. At the time, I lived in Carpinteria, California and I remember back then that there weren't any Little Free Libraries in Carpinteria and no LFLs between Carpinteria and Goleta that I knew of at the time.
Seven years ago, my husband and I moved to northern California. I've seen Little Free Libraries grow in numbers by leap and bounds in the past seven years as more and more Little Free Library locations pop up for readers to find and leave books within my own community and surrounding cities... It's been a whole lot of fun finding LFLs outside homes, businesses, and other community spaces.
Since leaving Carpinteria, there are several Little Free Libraries that were never there when we lived there... And most recently, I learned through the local Carpinteria newspaper, Coastal View News, that there is even a new Little Free Library in the condominium community where we once lived! How cool is that? When we visit Carpinteria in the future, we'll have to stop by and leave books!! Check out the following article, Casitas Village celebrates new Little Free Library, to read the full article!