You may have noticed Little Free Libraries popping up in your neighborhood in recent years. The adorable mailbox-type structures invite people to borrow a book or contribute a book for free.
That activity may not sound like a recipe for a super-awesome party, but event organizers have announced that the inaugural Little Free Library Festival will be coming to Minnehaha Park this spring, and the lineup of happenings sounds freaking cute.
First, there will a dog parade. Pups will be marching in costume, dressed as an author or literary character. Got a dog? How about a dog in a costume? You can sign up at the event and march. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.
Other activities so adorable our heart is about to burst include bike rides in tutus (tutus will be provided, or bring your own!), free haircuts for kids (with an actor to distract them), poetry readings, live music from the Brass Messengers, storytelling from Kevin Kling, and Harry Potter trivia sessions hosted by Books and Bars' Jeff Kamin.
There will also be food trucks nearby, and Sea Salt will be open if you're craving ice cream, beer, or delicious fried seafood.
At the center of the event will be the construction of 100 Little Free Libraries. During the day, folks from the community will be making the structures and giving them away. Interesting in taking one home? You can apply for a library here.
IF YOU GO:
Little Free Library Fest
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21