Woman Converts 110 Year-Old Tree Into Free Library

Little Free Libraries are popping up everywhere these days, and they allow people to borrow and return books for free. Though many of these little libraries seem to be magical, this one might just be the most special of them all!

Sharalee Armitage Howard of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho recently noticed that a giant 110 year-old cottonwood tree in her yard was starting to rot. The tree was becoming a danger to parked cars and the sidewalk, so she sadly had to have it cut down. Instead of having the entire tree removed, however, Sharalee had the stump remain so that she could convert it into a Little Free Library that her whole neighborhood could use!

“Ok, this project isn’t quite finished… but I can’t wait to share it,” Sharalee wrote on Facebook. “We had to remove a huge tree that was over 110 years old, so I decided to turn it into a little free library (which I’ve always wanted). Here it is (minus some cleanup, vegetation, and trim work).”

Sharalee was able to carve out the tree’s stump and add a door with glass window panes to create an adorable nook where people can borrow and return books!

After photos of her Little Free Library went viral, Sharalee took to social media again to post more photos of her project.

This is such an adorable and unique way to turn the sad situation of cutting down an old tree into something that is both creative and positive!

Find out more about this Little Free Library in the video below!


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