A Lowell Family’s Little Free Library Stolen after Less than 24 Hours

It’s a different type of bookworm. A family from Lowell spent their spent their spring break making a little free library hoping to better connect with their community. But less than 24-hours after it was put in front of their house, a thief turned the page, and the library disappeared. 
All the Newberry’s wanted to do was share books with their community. But that opportunity quickly disappeared as fast as their little free library went missing.
Allen Newberry, who made the library said, “Even with just the one day we’ve already had books from at least 2 different neighbors contributing books to the library. And I know I’ve had a couple neighbors taking books in the library all in one day.” 
Allen Newberry’s wife is an English teacher who always wanted a little free library. The Newberry’s spent their whole spring break making the library. Once they finished it up, they put it out for others to enjoy. 
“It was out there in the morning and it was out there at night. Wake up in the morning and my wife calls me on the phone and says the little library is gone,” explained Newberry. 
What was a sweet way to bond with his kids and make his wife happy, turned sour. 
“I was really dreading having to go and  tell the kids. I just saw an open mouth look of shock when I said the library was gone,” said Newberry.  “It was hard for them to grasp that somebody would take something like that from somebody else.” 
Newberry explained if someone returns it, there will be no questions asked. But if it doesn’t show up, the family will make a new one and find a better way to secure it.      

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