Only two things are for sure, and that's death and taxes. That's the expression anyway. Haven't seen a public bookshelf fad down at the tax office, though, have you?
Funeral parlor's seem to be jumping on the Little Free Library bandwagon, one being called the "Little Grief Library." Because when Aunt Flo jumped the wrong canyon on her dirt bike and we have to go pay our respects, the first thing I can think of is "what's good to read right now?"
I so want these dumb little bookshelves to stop sprouting everywhere. Would that I could take a baseball bat to every one I have ever heard of, smashing them to bits and pieces and asking their makers and supporters to please use the public library.
I know that sounds mean and wrong, but these little fads are not libraries, not anything of any consequence and all they do is undermine the concept of a library. They lessen the idea that a library is a special community place.
Of course, when the undertaker gets involved, I hope may be the end will be nigh.