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Aug 09

Little Free Library

Posted on August 9, 2016 at 1:48 PM by Katie Stamy


In the front yard of 894 Kingsgate Ln. in Webster, stands a brightly colored Little Free Library. This is one of 36,000 in the world.

The garden shed themed library is available for anyone in the area to take a book and leave a book, with no return due date.

The concept encourages the joy of reading and literacy to the community, by allowing people to share their favorite books.

Camille and Ken Goodwin first put up the library in 2014 and since have had visitors from all around, with the inventory of books changing regularly.

Camille is a Galveston County Master Gardner, which explains the garden shed theme. The Little Free Library organization recognized their library in 2014 as a Library of Distinction, for its unique design. It was custom built by Donald Dempsey of Classic Cabinets and was custom painted by local artist, Kelly Halbach.

Children's books are the fastest movers, says Camille, but there are adult books in the library as well.

Next time you are in the area, be sure and stop by the Little Free Library, share your favorite book with the community, and see what books await you.

This library is registered as #9112 on the official world map. Visit for more information.