Little Free Library

~ Books Mehndi the Soul ~

We are proud to be stewards of the first Little Free Library in the Lockhart neighborhood, here in northwest Orlando, the home of Beachcombers Henna Supply and Studio.

Orlando Little Free Library

I LOVE to read. I have wanted to be a steward of a Little Free Library since I first discovered the LFL concept.

My neighborhood is full of them! Instead of hosting our LFL at home, I decided to host a LFL at the Beachcombers Henna Studio.

As of writing this, there are no Little Free Libraries in a three mile radius of our studio. My hope is that ours will inspire many many more!


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Fun Fact! Asad and I built the Beachcombers’ Little Free Library using reclaimed wood from the louvers we removed from the studio windows (remember those awful things?).


How to Use the Little Free Library

Visit our LFL at 8503 Forest City Rd. It’s located in our back parking lot, near the sidewalk on Drake Dr.

  1. Borrow a book or two
  2. Read and enjoy!
  3. Return the book.

Love the book? Keep it! You can even contribute another book to the library!

Keep up with Beachcombers’ Little Free Library on Instagram @OrlandoReads.


The Little Free Library Concept

The LFL concept was first started by Todd Bol in Wisconsin. The idea is to create access to a free book exchange and build community. It was inspired by the “Take a Book – Leave a Book” collections found in coffee houses and the occasional hotel.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit that builds community, inspires readers, and expands book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries.

Through LFL book exchanges, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

LittleFreeLibrary.org – Take a Book | Share a Book

A special thank you to my favorite librarian, Kaitlyn Yang, for our awesome tagline, “Books Mehndi the Soul”.


Little Free Library - Beachcombers

Donating to the Beachcombers Little Free Library

We happily accept donations of books to the library. Remember the library is for all of us! Your contribution makes the library more interesting and more dynamic. Simply place your donated books in the library.

Not local?

We have amazing customers all over the world and some have expressed interest in contributing to the Beachcombers LFL. If you’d like to help, you can do this in two different ways.

  • Mail Books
    You can send new or used books to us at…
    Beachcombers LFL
    8503 Forest City Rd
    Orlando, FL 32810
    You can even order online and have books sent directly to us.
  • Donate Money
    You can donate by sending money via CashApp, Venmo, or PayPal. Put a note with your payment the mentions the LFL.
    PayPal: beachjody@gmail.com
    CashApp: $beachjody
    Venmo: @beachjody
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@BeachJody

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If you DON’T already have one of these apps, click the QR code for a direct link to sign up. Cashapp gives you a $5 bonus for signing up through this link. You can always pay directly by credit card or by cash (exact change only).


Thank you for being part of the Little Free Library Project and our little part in it. If you’d like to learn more about creating your own, visit the Little Free Library website.

Enjoy!
Jody

A special thank you to my favorite librarian, Kaitlyn Yang, for our awesome tagline, “Books Mehndi the Soul”.