Monday, April 16, 2012

library love notes

i interupt the regular scheduled programming of "again in april" to share a window from my weekend...a few sweet friends + i met at our local library to create + leave lil' love notes in books. it was soul-fun to select words that would travel to dear hearts + choose which books to place them into. so many genres to choose from + we did: childrens, cooking, health, poetry, etc. my favorite book i left one is was "are you there god? it's me, margaret." by judy blume (anyone remember that one?!)

the words we offer each other are powerful + matter so very deeply.

i forever thank you for each of yours. xo


please visit me, along with lovely others, in the kindness issue ((just out!)) of the online mag "sprout"!


Diane said...

Love! Come visit our library!

Meghan said...


always + again: oh, how i heart your heart!

love this "window from [your] weekend."

sweetest springtime sprout-ing blessings to you this day + week,

Meghan said...

yes, YOUR heart is ASTONISHING!

Unknown said...

This is such a charming way to reach out to others! I work in my local library. I wonder if they would allow me to place some heartfelt messages in a few books? I'm going to ask - thank you for presenting this. xoxoxo Janet

Eden said...

Oh how I'd love to unknowingly pick up one of those book! I bet you guys had a blast hiding them in all those secret places :D

Jennifer Richardson said...

ohhhh, what pure awesomeness
to meet up at the library
and make the cards THERE!!!
never, ever thought of that;
so inspired!
another fresh face
for library love bombing:)
oh the possibilities......

and, yes, I so remember that book!

love to you
and your freshness,

Faiza said...

one day i will turn to the future mr.faiza and say "your heart is astonishing"

and i will think of you and smile...

trish said...

How wonderful.. I love it!
I often leave little notes or words of inspiration inside library books, but to meet up and do it in the library.. fabulous!
Much love to you.

Yvonne Stewart said...

What a lovely idea, it would be so uplifting to find one of these notes, I've never seen this before x

Kim Mailhot said...

I love this !
I have left many a love note in books at the book store too. It feels like my rocks do - a little message from the Universe strat to someone's heart, love given freely, without expectations. Such a great thing to share with young people too!
Your heart is astonishing, Rachel !
Love and light to you !

Tammie Lee said...

oh how wonderful!
funny today i borrowed a book from the library and found a card in it, i wondered if they left it on purpose of forgot their book mark. I like it.

Bella Sinclair said...

OH YAYYYYYYY!!!! Oh, how I LOVE this! They are sure to bring smiles to unsuspecting readers. Next up? Poetry on dollar bills. :)

Hugs and love to you. xo

Yael said...

You mentioned this idea ones and I found it sweet already then. Now you DID it - how wonderful! I imagine the surprise of the people in finding the little notes! And the children: look mommy look what I found in the book!
Nice gesture Rachel! :-)

Dee said...

Rachel...I almost wrote a similar post for my blog. I also leave notes in books at the library and other places...♥

Kolleen said...


i think i may take your lead and do this with my kids!!!

inspired by you my radiant dancey pants friend!!!

love you!!

Dear Fireflies said...

That is such a brilliant idea! You are so right. Words are powerful, indeed. oxx

PiaRom said...

what a heartwarming idea ❤ you make the world better day by day :) hugs from conny said... fun, how loving, cheering, positive-ing, ooooh! and how great to do it with a group of friends. your hearts must have felt like bursting on this day!!! xoxo

Julatti said...

Your always so loving and joyful! Your heart shines through your art and blog so much, thank you for sharing! HUGE SMILE BACK AT YOU TOO!

leonie wise said...

Such a beautiful idea, and brilliantly executed.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Simply sweet! I can't say anything else. It's amazing! You share the most wonderful uplifting things. Thanks so much and sending you a world of hugs and a ton of best wishes.

Becky Shander said...

Yes, it's good to take time out to share kind words with each other (and to enhance each message with personal artwork makes it even more special). Thanks for sharing your sweetness.

Sandra van Doorn said...

What a beautiful idea... People like you Rachel are just wonderful. I wish you lived next door.

Lisa said...

Beautiful messages to leave and find.

Susie Lubell said...

some teenage self conscious girl is going to find your You are beautiful note and everything will change for her. because of you guys. incredible.

Julia said...

This is just pure sweetness. These little acts of love make such a difference.

Thank you for sharing this, Rachel. I'm inspired to go out & do the same.

Love to you, beautiful one.

painted fish studio said...

love this so much!

Lori said...

OMG! That is the sweetest thing ever. I am so loving it. I am going to tell my step-daughter about this and see if she wants to visit our library with me. So sweet. Thank you for sharing this <3

Serena said...

what a groovy idea. I'm going to do this with my kids :)
you are an angel Rachel


Christine said...

I was so inspired by the meme of the girl who sews little love poetry labels into thrift store clothing, but knew i would not take the time to do it, this is great, I will take the time to do it :)))

thank you for the inspirations