Did you know that Macon has little libraries around town? It's fun for the community because the public can exchange books for free.

Little libraries were funded by the Knight Neighborhood Challenge program grant, from the master plan of the College Hill Corridor Commission, to help promote literacy and bring communities together. These free little libraries can be seen around town and are quite unique in construction. There are 6 free little libraries throughout the city, with the largest one constructed to look like the TARDIS, a time traveling booth from Dr. Who (see featured picture above from littlefreelibraries.org).

The other little libraries are shaped like houses and can hold up to as many as 20 books at a time. There are so many types of books for children and teens. They're located around the College Hill Corridor and other spaces downtown. For a map of the libraries, click here.

If you are really interested in the little free libraries, you should stop by one of the parks, browse through some of the books, see one that catches your eye, read it and put a special note in it. You can leave books or borrow books from these libraries.

Get involved with the spirit of sharing and the love of lifelong learning. All you have to do is just leave a book or two in the library, or drop the books off at the 567 Center on Cherry St and Jittery Joe's on Montpelier.

The exciting idea of sharing that comes with the little free libraries is so popular now that there are tens of thousands of these little free libraries all over the world.

Writer: Sade Olajide, Macon-Bibb County CVB Information Specialist