New library opens in Prairie Village residents’ front yard

Sure, the Corinth branch of the Johnson County Library has a bigger collection — but something tells us it doesn’t offer the same opportunities for serendipitous fun.

Prairie Village residents Echo and Karin McAdams have opened up a Little Free Library in front of their home at 4916 W. 78th Place, just north of Kansas City Christian School.

The library is housed entirely in a hutch on a post in their front yard. The McAdamses stock it with books for all ages. Anyone is welcome to come by and borrow a book. Once borrowers are finished, they return it — or replace it with a book from their own collection.

Karin said the Little Free Library’s current collection, listed below, should have something for everyone:

  • The View from Saturday – E.L. Konigsburg
  • Mysterious Benedict Society
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Aunt Dimity’s Death
  • The Dark Wind – Tony Hillerman
  • Leo the Late Bloomer
  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
  • Whale Talk
  • Junior Gymnast
  • A Bargain for Frances
  • Llama Pajamas