Holy smokes! Check out the Seattle Public Library – they broke the world record for longest book domino chain as part of promoting their 2013 summer reading program. I especially liked the rainbow-colored section of books and when the chain went from the floor to the stacks and split a couple of different ways. I can’t even imagine all the work that went into it. The ending is cute too. I understand that no books were harmed during this event.
Just goes to show you – you don’t always have to read a book to enjoy it!
Because sometimes instead of reading, you feel like writing.
ONCE UPON A TIME
In October 2010, Hannah Brencher began writing & leaving love letters all over New York City to ward off the loneliness and depression that ambushed her after graduating from college. Knee-deep in student loans and desperate to know her “place in this world,” Brencher’s letter writing efforts grew a platform on her blog after she made a promise to the internet: If you emailed her a snail mail address, she would write you a love letter. No questions asked.
One year and 400 love letters later, The World Needs More Love Letters was born. Founded in September 2011, More Love Letters is a community of over 20,000 passionate individuals from across 49 different countries who take to leaving love letters all over their communities and mailing letters to strangers in need.
The World Needs More Love Letters is an organization lifting, empowering, and mobilizing individuals through tangible acts of love.
OUR LOVE LETTER TO YOU
The world doesn’t need another website. It doesn’t need another app or a network.
What it needs is really basic. Simple. Bare-boned.& often forgotten in the race to get followers, likes & status.
LOVE. Pure, old-fashioned, never goes out of style Love. Ridiculous, oozing, cannot pack this thang into 140-characters kind of love. Fearless, bold, unstoppable love.
AND THAT’S WHERE WE COME IN, SUGAR.
We’re going to tell you that we leave love letters all over the world for others to be blessed by. We’re going to ask you to help us contribute to Love Letter Bundles for people you’ll probably never meet but psstt…. they need your words & wisdom today. We’re going to invite you to nominate someone you know for a Love Letter Bundle.
You are going to think we are a bit crazy. A tad loopy… But let’s be honest, you’ve been looking for a website that leaks love all this time.
FAIR WARNING, WE COULD CARE LESS ABOUT LOVE LETTERS.
We’re only interested in you. The cracked parts of your own story & how you can use them to lift someone else. It’s about how each of us can morph our lives into love letters… lamps… lanterns… to light the paths of others who needs kindness and love today.
It’s official. Now, more than ever, the world needs more love letters. So get involved. Check out the current letter requests. Join our subscriber list to never miss a beat.
Your cursive means the world to us.
How amazing is this library? I’ll admit, when I first saw it, my first thought was “a library-slash-skate park? Indoors? Awesome!” I’m kind of surprised the shelves weren’t taller, emphasizing the Mountainous Terrain theme. But I like the idea of throwing a bunch of pillows in there for sitting or laying around reading.
What is a Little Free Library?
I’m so glad you asked!
Nicholasa Mohr (Nilda, A Matter of Pride and Other Stories) 11/1
Gyo Fujikawa (Millie’s Secret, Welcome is a Wonderful World) 11/3
Sterling North (Rascal, Midnight and Jeremiah) 11/4
Armstrong Sperry (Call It Courage) 11/7
Benjamin Bova (THX 1138 [with George Lucas], The Winds of Altair) 11/8
Marianna Mayer (Vasilisa the Brave, Baba Yaga) 11/8
Bram Stoker (Dracula) 11/8
Kate Seredy (The White Stag) 11/10
Marjorie Benchley (Nate the Great series, Rollo and Juliet) 11/12
Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island) 11/13
Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking) 11/14
William Steig (Shrek, CDB, Doctor De Soto) 11/14
Nancy Tafuri (Have You Seen My Duckling?) 11/14
David McCord (An Acre for Education, One At a Time) 11/15
Daniel Pinkwater (The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, The Big Orange Splot) 11/15
Miroslav Sasek (This is Paris, Mike and the Modelmakers) 11/18
Carlo Lorenzini – wrote as Carlo Collodi (Pinocchio) 11/24
Sylvia Engdahl (Stewards of the Flame, Journey Between Worlds) 11/24
Yoshiko Uchida (Journey to Topaz: The Story of a Japanese American Evacuation) 11/24
Crescent Dragonwagon (To Take a Dare, The Cornbread Gospels) 11/25
P.D. Eastman (Are You My Mother? Go, Dog, Go!) 11/25
Marc Brown (Arthur series) 11/25
Doris Gates (A Fair Wind for Troy) 11/26
Charles Shulz (Peanuts) 11/26
Tomi Ungerer (Rigor Mortis, The Joy of Frogs) 11/28
Louisa May Alcott (Little Women, Little Men) 11/29
Madeleine L’Engle (A Wind in the Door, A Wrinkle in Time) 11/29
C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters) 11/29
Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) 11/30
Johnathan Swift (Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal) 11/30
Mark Twain (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) 11/30