About

I grew up in the comfort of books and the never ending wisdom they offered. They were a great escape and enhanced my imagination while also providing many different perspectives to reality. I wanted to participate and contribute to the Little Free Library movement and help others experience those same fantastical joys and learnings I experienced. 


Inspired by Norton Juster's children's fantasy adventure novel, "The Phantom Tollbooth", this lending library hopes to combat boredom with inspiring & imaginative books for everyone to enjoy every day.

Our LFL is dedicated to my Mother, Precy; a teacher in the Philippines who sacrificed everything so that I could have a better life in the US.

Mission

We are proud to support Little Free Library in their efforts to "inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds."

“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.” 
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

“You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” 
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Values

“You may not see it now," said the Princess of Pure Reason, looking knowingly at Milo's puzzled face, "but whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way. Why, when a housefly flaps his wings, a breeze goes round the world; when a speck of dust falls to the ground, the entire planet weighs a little more; and when you stamp your foot, the earth moves slightly off its course. Whenever you laugh, gladness spreads like the ripples in the pond; and whenever you're sad, no one anywhere can be really happy. And it's much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.” 

“And remember, also," added the Princess of Sweet Rhyme, "that many places you would like to see are just off the map and many things you want to know are just out of sight or a little beyond your reach. But someday you'll reach them all, for what you learn today, for no reason at all, will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow.” 

― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.”

Descartes

“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

George R.R. Martin