How to Replace the Plexiglass on a Little Free Library Door

By Sarah Nelson

Learn how to replace broken plexiglass on your Little Free Library door. These step-by-step instructions show you how to remove the broken plexiglass and replace it with a new piece. We will break down the materials and hardware you will need, plus walk through each assembly step. If your library has a broken window, this is how to fix it. A complete materials list is included below. You can find the library featured in this video along with dozens of other library models in our online store.

Tools Needed

  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Finishing nails
  • 1/16th inch drill bit
  • End-cutting pliers or end nippers
  • Optional:
    • Pry bar or flathead screwdriver
    • Washcloth or towel

Plexiglass Replacement Instructions

  1. Remove door and handle.
  2. Remove inner trim from door.
  3. Remove existing nails from trim.
  4. Place new piece of plexiglass.
  5. Pre-drill holes for new finishing nails.
  6. Reattach inner trim using new nails.
  7. Reattach door and handle.
  8. Start sharing books again!

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