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Little Free Library #3119, (above) known as the “Crooked Little Library,” was built by Kevin Mahoney of Alexandria and placed in his yard at 1303 Lakeside Dr. SW a couple years ago. According to the Little Free Library website at, there are nine registered libraries in Alexandria. (Tara Bitzan/Echo Press)

You asked: Is that a library in your yard?

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“What are those little book boxes some people have in their yards around here?” asked an Echo Press reader.


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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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