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What is a TARDIS Little Free Library? In fact, what is a TARDIS?
So first off, thanks for asking! Second, we now hope you will go learn
about what a TARDIS is and why you too should love it. In a nutshell,
The TARDIS--Time and Relative Dimension in Space is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television program Doctor Who and its associated spin-offs The Sarah Jane Adventures, Torchwood
and more. So in a nutshell, for those who are not familiar with Doctor
Who, the TARDIS is a machine that can travel through time and space.
Now, finish reading this, and then go watch Doctor Who!
What is a Little Free Library? Well, it's a super awesome concept that you can read more about here.
This is a wonderful organization that I highly suggest you support and
tell others about. We are proud to be a part of this group and so
thankful they came up with this idea! Basically, the premise is someone
in the community maintains a small library where children can take a
book, leave a book. So it is based on the honor system. You can take a
book and bring two in return, or bring one to leave when you come to
borrow. Or simply take a book, return it, and grab another! The point is
for easy access, fun books and getting children to read!
But what about the local library? Let's get one
thing straight. We LOVE our local library system. The St. Tammany Parish
Library system is AMAZING and we are absolutely blessed with an
incredible Slidell branch. This project is not done in any way to imply
the library is not sufficient. But every librarian will tell you, the
more access children have to books, the better!! We chose this location
because it was in a location children frequent (an ice cream shop) and
is within walking distance of many homes, a school, and a park. We hope
the libraries will work WITH us and spread the word!
Why make it a TARDIS? So, you probably ask this
question because you are not a Doctor Who fan, for if you were, you
would not ask that question. So let me explain it like this, first off,
this is not our original idea. I first saw it online, probably on
Pinterest, and there is a super cool guy who I want to meet one day, who
made one in his front yard! You can find them here. There may have been someone before him who made one, but his is the first I found. I then met the awesome Paul of the Krewe Du Who
who did make a full size TARDIS you can actually step in, and I
realized...this man can do this. He can make this dream happen! So, I
stuck my neck out, and approached the man in the long scarf and we got
the ball rolling! But I digress. So why is it a TARDIS? Because they're
Where can I see it? Well,you can't see it---YET. We
are just getting the ball rolling and will update as we go along, but
we have secured the location and the builder, Paul, is ready to get
going. We do, however, need funds for supplies and materials. We will be
creating a GoFundMe account soon with specific details on what the
money will be used for. Once the TARDIS is built, yearly upkeep will be
minimal and will run on donations and community support as well. Once it
is built however, it will be inside the gate in the yard of the Old Town Soda Shop in
Slidell, La at 301 Cousin St, Slidell, La 70458. We are very grateful
to both Frank and Morris who are supporting this adventure. Without
their support, we would NOT be able to do this. Details on accessing the
TARDIS will come as she is built. (Yes, it's a she.)
How can I help!? We LOVE you for asking that question! Right now, the best way you can help is to share our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TARDISofSlidell
Once we get the GoFundMe account set up, we will alert you and we will
start taking donations for the cost of supplies and materials, as well
as stocking the library. In the meantime, if you have ANY books, we will
take them! The focus will be books for children, non-fiction, and
fiction but we will take any book that would be considered PG-13 and
below. So chapter books, classics, picture books, banned books, we want
them! So if you have any books you can donate please email Amy at
mamaslittlemonkeys@Yahoo.com. If you are an author or publisher, we'd
LOVE to talk to you and have your books in the TARDIS.
Who is doing this? I had wanted to build a Little
Free Library for some time in our area. I am a former teacher, current
homeschooling mom and I love to read! When I saw the TARDIS Library up
north, I knew this would be an amazing thing to have down here, and
would be perfect for Old Town Slidell. We have an amazing community here
and we can make this an awesome project for all to enjoy! So thanks to
the generosity of Frank and Morris at the Old Town Soda Shop and the
awesomeness of Paul with the Krewe du Who, we will make this happen! So
really, everyone who helps is doing this!!
**If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to email me, Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Facebook Page!