Spotted on the corner of Larchmont Bl and Rosewood: a delightful doll-house shaped box under gabled roof: outfitted with books. It’s a new Free Little Library hosted by the dental office of Dr Arthur Kezian and his staff.
Free Little Libraries are a trend across the nation, providing a dry public space for communities to share books with one another and revel in the printed word. The concept is simple: bring a favorite book to share with someone else, and pick up one to read yourself. The Free LIttle Library at 443 N. Larchmont has been open (24-7) since mid May offering children’s books to classic novels, autobiographies, magazines, puzzles and more.
“We’ve already had 400 books pass through our library with the contribution of our staff members and the participation of over 40 community members,” Dental Assitant Lily Gevorkian told the Buzz. “It gives us great pleasure to be able to pass the written word to others and provide the gift of reading. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to “pay it forward.”
The library box was designed and built by Francisco Alamilla and Dr. Arthur Kezian and painted in fanciful graphics by Lily Gevorkian, who also keeps tabs on what books are coming and going. There is a bench and a quiet garden nearby, so bring a favorite book you’re happy to donate, and find one to take home. You may just meet some of your neighbors in the process, and feel what “community” really means.
Dr. Kezian Dental: Larchmont Little Free Library web page
Larchmont Buzz: Little Free Libraries