Books + Trees = Community

I recently came across a Tumblr titled Let’s Read Books, and if you love Harry Potter, Shel Silverstein, The Hunger Games, or books in general, this is just for you! However, the reason I stumbled across this site wasn’t because of Harry Potter, Shel Silverstein, or The Hunger Games–it was because of this image, in which an artist combined books and trees (two great loves of mine) to create art and a sense of community. Library institutions are great, and we often implement technology to better serve our patrons, but we can’t forget the low-tech ways we can reach out. In fact, Little Free Libraries are popping up around the country! Technology is great, but it isn’t always the answer or the only answer.