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VIDEO: A 'Little Library' in Exeter

Children love Bjarni Brown's library on Epping Road.

New Hampshire's first "Little Library" is located right here in Exeter.

Resident Bjarni Brown recently set up the mailbox-sized library containing about a dozen books at the front of her home at 14 Epping Road. Anyone can take a book or leave one.

People love it.

"A little girl left me a note inside that said, 'Thank you,'" said Brown. "It's kind of neat."

"It's a way to spread books and community spirit."

Brown got the idea after reading a USA Today story about similar little libraries popping up all around the country.

The trend is grassroots effort by book lovers everywhere to spread a sense of community in their neighborhoods. There's a website with a map of little libraries across the country and instructions for how people can build their own.

Note: Brown's efforts earned her the "Greatest Person Of The Day" award on the Huffington Post. See it here.

Roger Goun May 03, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Props to Ms. Brown. What a great idea!
Bonnie Ward May 03, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I love this idea - I had read an article about someone doing one about 2 months ago and I would love to do one at our home ... so happy to see this happening in Exeter.
Jason Claffey (Editor) May 03, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Congratulations to Bjarni, who was named the Huffington Post's "Greatest Person of the Day" today after our story! Here's the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/greatest-person-of-the-day – The Editor

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