Lexington widow hoping missing memorial box is returned

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington woman is desperately trying to find the Little Free Library she set up in her front yard that is now missing.

A Little Free Library is a book exchange program where people can take a book for free but you’re suppose to leave another book in its place for someone else.

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Nicole Breazeale started her Little Free Library as a tribute to her late husband Phil who died of brain cancer at 38.

Breazeale says Phil was a passionate person and she hoped to carry on his life by sharing books he loved with the community.

Breazeale put a box of books out on Monday, the anniversary of Phil’s death. She planned to put the box on a post but the ground was too frozen and she had to leave the box on a chair.
She says Tuesday, the box, the books and the chair were missing.



“I have to believe it was an accident. That someone didn’t realize what it was,” said Breazeale. “No hurt feelings, just please return that box. It means so much to me. I am just heartbroken.”

Breazeale plans to plant a memorial garden around the library when she gets it back and she wants to had a public bench, a fairy garden and dog treats for people walking in the area.