Texas woman starts neighborhood library

Arthiss Kliever, a 60 year-old Dallas woman, opened up a children’s reading room in her home when she could not find a place to donate over 1000 used children’s books in 2001. Named after her adult daughter who gave her the books, Launa’s Little Library issues cards, has a card catalog, and serves about 50-60 regular neighborhood users, pre-k through fifth grade. Kliever anticipates increased use when the nearby public library is closed for renovations later this year. She has previous library experience at an academic library and as a public library volunteer. More from the Dallas Star-Telegram.

From a service perspective, I wonder why people choose to use her reading room over a neighborhood library? Proximity? Is she friendlier? Less uptight? Or do people use her reading and the local library?