The re-purposefulness of lending libraries make for a wonderful treasure trove of shared information and literacy for any public space. You can refer to an old post on Libros Schmibros I had written months ago to attest to the positive qualities of lending libraries. I found this hidden gem while walking around the Mission Hills neighborhood in San Diego over a week ago. The charming craftsman bird house style on a tall post was a homey aesthetic choice from the person who designed and built this particular library. Just a moment before approaching and taking a photo of this petite lending library, I noticed a young kid walking up to open and browse the selection of texts. His mom stashed a paperback in an open slot and the two walked off together. I found myself thankful for alternative libraries and those that had shared what was old for them but new for someone else. I also enjoyed the idea that you don't have to have a large room to rent to create a lending library, but that you can allocate a small space on the sidewalk to the public.