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Little free library in Newburgh

Little free library in Newburgh Little free library in Newburgh

A new "little free library" has opened on Main Street in Newburgh.

Retired teacher Chris Leaf and her husband Richard opened the tiny branch in hopes of getting the neighborhood reading.

Chris says, in this digital age, she still prefers having a real book in her hands.

Neighbors support the idea and have even donated new books, "Richard, he put that out about a week-and-a-half ago, and the day he put it out there was two little kids sitting on that bench over there that was reading a book that very day. And it just thrilled me to death to see it."

The philosophy behind the little free library is take a book and leave a book.

The Leafs hope to put more tiny libraries up around Warrick County.

There are more than 15,000 little free libraries around the world.

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