• Artist creates tree library in 100-year-old stump

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Another little free library has popped up in Idaho, but this one could go by another name -- a little tree library.

    An artist in Coeur D’Alene took a more than 100-year-old stump and created a small lending library for her neighborhood, KREM reported

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    Sharalee Armitage Howard said her family cut down most of the cottonwood tree when branches started falling.

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    But what was left has a new life -- a home for books that can be swapped by those in the community, KREM reported. The mantra for the program is “take a book, return a book.”

    This book nook wasn’t the first one that Howard created. She built a little free library before. But this one has a swinging glass door, a couple of steps and lights both inside and out, KREM reported.

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