Need a book? Want to give one away? The Log Cabin Library in Pipe Creek is here to help.
Located at the 1596 Bear Creek Road approximately three-fourths of a mile before Polly’s School House, the library is part of the Little Free Library organization, a nonprofit based out of Hudson Wisconsin that seeks to provide 24/7 access to free books and remove barriers to book access.
“Our mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries,” reads the organization’s website.
The Log Cabin Library was built by the fa ther and son team of Bob and Chad Nelson, who drew inspiration from the pioneer-era log cabins that appeared in the area formerly known as Polly, Texas.
According to a press release from Little Free Library, there are over 100,000 Little Free Libraries spread out over 100 countries, accounting for over 42 million books shared annually.
Both fiction and non-fiction titles are available at the Log Cabin Library, including a Hardy Boys Book, a book on Monarch Butterflies, Johnny Appleseed, a book on card games, Don Quixote and even modern best sellers from popular authors like Nora Roberts.
Little Free Library received the 2020 World Literacy Award from the World Literacy Foundation.
They are also a Top-Rated Nonprofit by the Great Nonprofits organization and received Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.