FIFE LAKE — Patrons can check out more than books from the Fife Lake Public Library. Like snow pants, with no return date.
Just outside the library’s front door lies a “locker” full of winter clothes available to take for anyone who wants them, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no questions asked.
It’s the first of hopefully many “love lockers” coordinated by 29-year-old Kingsley woman Caley Mehs. Plans are in place to open a second love locker in Buckley, hopefully having four to five by the summer.
Mehs said she drew inspiration for the project after delivering newspapers for the Record-Eagle in the Long Lake area.
“They have the little free libraries everywhere,” Mehs said. “I thought that was a really cool concept and I would like to kind of build on that idea and offer winter clothing.”
All clothes are donated from those who inquire on