“Take a book, return a book.” That’s the slogan of the Little Free Library movement, now five years old.

But Forest Parker Warren Ault has built the first mini-public repository in Forest Park, in front of 133 Elgin Ave. 

The red mini-vault, created from a repurposed cabinet, is also electrified. Solar-powered LED lights adorn the library. 

Between 20 and 50 books can fit inside. On Monday, titles ranged from diet books to novels by Joyce Carol Oates.


Jean Lotus

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...