"They say this in the Little Free Library book, and it’s true. I’ve talked to more neighbors in the past 2 weeks than I have in the past 10 years! What a totally positive thing!"
- Mike Cornell, Steward of Library #26303
"To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. "
"Little Free Library is a Global Sensation!"
-The Wall Street Journal
"Quaint and compact, these handcrafted structures draw inspiration from a bygone era, when life seemed simpler, slower. Little Libraries, and the serendipitous discoveries they allow, defy a world over-awed by algorithms, apps and data..."
-Kathryn Stearns of Vermont Public Radio
Build a Literacy-Friendly Neighborhood
To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. There are over 32,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, bringing curbside literacy home and sharing over 1 million books annually.
The Latest News
In October 2015, Little Free Library received a commendation from the Library of Congress on behalf of our work (and your work, stewards!) to build communities of literacy.read more
We’ve been busy ending book deserts across the nation thanks to your support. We wanted to tell you about a few of them that you might have seen in the news recently, including the story of a barber in Iowa who asks kids to read books aloud in exchange for a haircut.read more
After a fire destroyed nearly 2,000 homes in the small town of Cobb, California, one teacher reached out and we were thrilled to donate a Little Free Library to help the town get back on its feet.read more