Little Free Libraries
AgentofRavenor-PGO Posts: 2 ✭✭
I recently submitted a LFL as a waypoint and I was curious if anyone knows wether or not those are typical waypoints? I love them and they are usually decorated by one or more artists so they seem a good fit.
Also any tips are welcome as I'm new!
Most are ineligible because they are placed on the front lawn of a Single Family private residence. There is alot of criteria updates in the AMAs so don't forget to check them out. The biggest thing is that you should never take nearby live waypoints as proof something is eligible since criteria has changed and flip-flopped over the years and some things made it through that never should have. When choosing something to nominate, as long as it doesn't meet any of the rejection criteria, you have a good chance of getting it accepted if you can make a reasonable argument in the supporting info about why it encourages exercise, exploration, or socialization.
Just to clarify a bit of the above since you said you're new, LFLs are great nominations by themselves. However, they are usually on single-family residential property (PRP). This is one of the "must reject" rules, so the end result is often rejection.
I vote to approve every LFL at a valid location. If the location is someone’s home, or if the pin is incorrect, I have to 1* it for meeting rejection criteria. But every LFL at a park or a church or a town hall gets a thumbs-up from me.
Though if the LFL is not on a PRP, then where is the issue?
Sometimes they are on k-12 school grounds. Or other times they are difficult to confirm location when the nomination isn't well done. There are some, too, that are temporary.
That is a fair point! That's an aspect I have not considered. Cheers!
I add that "Blessing Boxes" look like a Little Free Library - but "Blessing Boxes" are not valid waypoints. As with other charities, we must respect those who need to use them. If someone is food insecure, a group of gamers standing around the food box will keep them from getting the food they need - ruining the whole point of the "Blessing Box". Somewhat similar to a rehab or family counseling place - give them privacy. Or making a birdhouse or bat house a wayspot - which would keep away the birds or bats that the houses were made to attract.