How to Get Started: Five Easy Steps!

Step One: Identify a Location & Steward
First decide where you are going to put the Library and who will care for it.
You should have at least 1 person who regularly checks the Library to be sure it is stocked, clean and inviting.
You can find information about zoning laws and placement tips on the How-To Information page.
Step Two: Build, Order, or Sponsor a Little Free Library
Do you want to build, purchase or sponsor?
If you build your own Library, check out the Builders page for tips, tricks and inspiration. We have no requirements for what a Library has to look like. Just don’t forget to Make It Official! You may also purchase a Library through our online catalog.
Alternatively, you could sponsor a Library for a community in need. Check out the GIVE page for more information.
Step Three: Kick Back & Relax
If you decided to order a Library through our online catalog, then just hang in there and wait for it to arrive. A Steward’s packet and charter sign are included in your purchase.
If you built your own Library, then be sure to Make It Official and request your Steward’s packet and charter sign.
If you sponsored a Library, that’s wonderful! Be sure to Contact Us if you have any questions. We will stay in touch with you throughout the process.
Step Four: Build Support
Get your community involved! Contact the local paper, radio and TV stations. Send them a press release pitching a story about your Library.
Don’t forget to tell your friends, family and neighbors and ask them to spread the word. Send out postcards, post fliers and ring doorbells.
The more people who know about your Library and support it, the better. For detailed advice, see the How-To Information page.
Step Five: When Installed, Celebrate!
Now that your Library has been installed, celebrate with a Grand Opening Ceremony!
Invite people to bring “a buck and a book” to support your Library.
Take lots of photos and don’t forget to Register your Library on the World Map!
Volunteer at Little Free LibraryOrganize a Little Free LibraryJoin Little Free Library and become a Steward!

If you’re looking for more ways to get involved,
*click here to view the idea chart we came up with*


This video shows people how to join the Little Free Library network. It was created by DooSun You, who is Steward to the first Little Free Library in South Korea. We hope you find it helpful!


Little Free Library on Social Media

These are the official social media accounts that Little Free Library uses:

Facebook

The official Little Free Library account at FacebookWe regularly post photos, contests and updates to keep the Little Free Library community in the know. You can ask us questions, send messages and share your photos with other Little Free Library fans.

Twitter

The official Little Free Library account at TwitterWant us to keep it brief? You got it. 140 characters worth of quotes, book recommendations, links to useful blogs and websites, and occasionally some photo of what we had for lunch. Just to see if you’re paying attention.

Flickr

The official Little Free Library account at FlickrThe most comprehensive archive of Little Free Library photos out there! Check in regularly to see the latest and greatest Little Free Libraries.


Pinterest

The official Little Free Library account at PinterestWe have sorted hundreds of photos of the most striking and unique Little Libraries into easy-to-navigate categories. Plus, we regularly pin quotes, craft ideas, printables, and everything related to books and Libraries.

Instagram

The official Little Free Library account on InstagramEssential for Little Free Library road trips and capturing the Libraries we see on a daily basis. Plus, we get to stylize the photos so they look extra cool.

Google Map

Find Little Free Library on Google MapsWant to find out if there is a Library near you? Maybe you just want to see how far Libraries have spread around the world. The Google Map is your best friend. Happy Hunting!