Have you visited one of Grand Junction's "Little Free Libraries"? They're all over the valley. These are my top ten reasons you should visit one right away.

According to the movement's official webpage, "Little Free Library is a nonprofit that builds community, inspires readers, and expands book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries."

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Tour around Grand Junction and you'll spot these boxes everywhere. I drive past two of them every time I drive 29 Road between F and F 1/2. For that matter, the first Little Free Library I ever spotted was on the way up to Little Park Road. They are quite literally everywhere.

Using the map provided by the official site, I counted 22 Little Free Libraries in Grand Junction. Keep in mind, not all book exchanges have been registered on the map.

On my way to the studio this morning I noticed someone dropping off a handful of books at the Little Free Library at First Christian Church next to Sherwood Park. This box has been in service for years. You'll see people dropping off and taking materials all the time. As it turns out, though, this particular library is not on the map at the official site.

What kind of books will you find inside? Well, using this box by Sherwood Park, right across from Old Chicago as an example, you'll find everything from classic works of fiction, resource materials, and children's books.

The gallery below contains examples of books available as of this morning, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. They are there for you to take and enjoy. Keep in mind, books are exchanged all the time, so these titles may no longer be there.

Using various titles as examples, here's my list of 11 reasons why you should visit a Little Free Library today.

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