Medora Burke-Scoll brings her daughter Zelda to the Holt Street Park in Mebane every weekend.

Zelda is growing fast, and she is improving one particular talent: reading.

"She reads hours a day," Burke-Scoll said.

They normally go to the library, but today Zelda and her mom are trying something new. They reached into a small box standing in the park in Mebane, N.C.

It's called the Little Free Library. They're little boxes all over Alamance County, and the U.S., filled with everything from picture books to science fiction novels.

And they've got one rule: take a book, leave a book.

M.J. Wilkerson is the director of Alamance County Public Libraries. She knew the little libraries program would fit in the area because they could provide books to families in rural areas without a library.

Wilkerson said it's important for these little boxes to continue to spread reading and learning outside of her walls.

"To me that's what a library is about is getting out in the community in such a variety of ways that people aren't used to but trying to get people to think that we're more than this building," Wilkerson said.

There are 36 Little Free Libraries in North Carolina.

Burke Scoll and Zelda tried the books for the first time this weekend. And both Mom and daughter approved.