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Robert Miller, an avid woodworker, built his Little Free Library because he was just looking for "something to build." Now that it's installed in his and wife Sandy's front yard, the couple say they enjoy watching people come to take books.

Take a book, leave a book

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To a passerby, they may just look like large birdhouses, with their peaked roofs, shingles and wood siding. But these houses don't contain nests or feathers.


Instead, they're Little Free Libraries outfitted with rows of books and unlocked doors. People are encouraged to take a book or return one at their leisure.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.