Are you stuck in winter’s polar vortex, dreaming of flip flops instead of snow boots? If you’re like us, you’re also dreaming of Little Free Libraries in steamy climates and tropical settings. Here are ten warm-weather Little Free Libraries that we’d love to visit (like, right now):
1. Little Free Library #66646, Muscat, Oman
In 2018, the first Little Free Libraries were established in the country of Oman. This sunny book-sharing box is especially inviting.
2. Little Free Library #55093, Half Moon Bay, California
This incredible surfboard Little Free Library was built by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education from found art and repurposed materials.
3. San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico
Maravilloso! A Little Library in Mexico is attached to the wall outside a residence called Casa Oceana.
4. Little Free Library #52316, Kailua, Hawaii
A driftwood handle and whimsical paintings of local wildlife, books, and breadfruit—a symbol of abundance—adorn this Little Free Library found on the island of Oahu. (Did someone leave their flip-flops behind?)
5. Little Free Library #46878, Khartoum, Sudan
Malaz Khojali started a Little Library revolution in Sudan, starting with this cheery library and bench. Now there are dozens of Little Free Libraries in her community.
6. Little Free Library #49946, Poway, California
Surf’s up! This replica of a classic Woodie wagon plays the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA” when you open the top.
7. Little Free Library #64042, Binunsaran, Camiguin, Philippines
This not-so-Little Library is set in a lush and green area of the Philippines. The Binunsaran Little Free Library was dedicated on November 15, 2018, and holds more than 5,000 books.
8. Little Free Library #33903, Waianae, Hawaii
Ka Waihona o ka Na’auao Public Charter School hosts a Little Library created from a retired newspaper box. The nearby bench invites readers to sit and stay awhile.
9. Little Free Library #15752, Key West, Florida
The Green Parrot Little Free Library, located outside a bar in the island city of Key West, features doors painted with books like “Tequila Mockingbird” and “Gone with the Gin.”
10. Little Free Library #7349 in Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand
At this rural New Zealand town’s Little Library, perched atop a fence at the community garden, Kiwis can pick up a book as well as some homegrown veggies.
Bonus! Little Free Library #44461, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This dreamy Brazilian “Livro Livre” is perched high above the sea, overlooking a beautiful vista. We think we’ll grab a good book and head to the beach.
Do you have a Little Free Library that isn’t located in the tropics? Learn how to care for it throughout the snowy season in our blog post How to Winterize Your Little Free Library.