Build a Neighborhood 'Mini Library'
Create a sense of community on your block. Build a mini lending library for the neighborhood kids, and encourage neighbors to stop by and take a book, or leave one. This idea was inspired by Little Free Library, a non-profit dedicated to spreading the mini-library love. Visit their website to download a PDF that will teach you how to make a mini-library of your own, about the size of a mailbox. Add a bench and some used books, and you're good to go!