Across America with Little Free Library: Texas

Texas Tour March 2 – 15, 2016

Little Free Library Executive Director Todd Bol visited Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and places in between as part of our ongoing Across America with Little Free Library Tour.

Todd traveled with his trailer containing notable Little Free Libraries and Library kits that he helped volunteers assemble at events along the way. See below for details about each stop!

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Tour Stops and Event Details

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March 2, 2016 - Houston, Texas

Update: The Houston Build was a blast! Click here to get the scoopOn Wednesday, March 2 from 11:30 – 2pm, Todd Bol will lead a Team Library build at the Houston Public Library. This event is open to the public – stop by and help build or decorate a Library! There will be one-of-a-kind Library designs on display, plus a social hour from 2-3pm where you can meet Todd and chat with your fellow Little Library enthusiasts. If you have questions about the event, please contact Marjorie Gonzalez at Marjorie.Gonzalez(at)houstontx.gov.

Join us for a steward meet-up later that day at 5:30pm at the Edloe Street Cafe in Houston (6119 Edloe Street). This is a casual event where you can mingle with local stewards and book lovers, meet Todd Bol and grab a drink or a bite to eat. If you have questions about the meet-up, please contact local steward Chris Cander at chriscander(at)gmail.com

March 6 & 7, 2016 - San Antonio, Texas

Update: The San Antonio was one of our all-time favorites! Click here to get the scoop. On Monday, March 7 from 11 – 1pm, Todd Bol will lead a Team Library build at the San Antonio Central Library. This event is open to the public – stop by and help build or decorate a Library! There will be one-of-a-kind Library designs on display, plus a social hour and special guest speakers from 1-2pm where you can meet Todd and chat with your fellow Little Library enthusiasts. For questions about the event, please contact Caitlin Cowart at caitlin.cowart(at)sanantonio.gov.

Can’t make the build? Join us for lunch and a Q&A with Todd Bol on Sunday, March 6 at noon at the home of local steward Lina Cuartas at 5942 Hollyhock Road in San Antonio. This is a casual event where you can mingle with other San Antonio stewards and book lovers, meet Todd Bol and have a bite to eat. If you have questions about the meet-up, please contact Lina at linacuartas@satx.rr.com

March 10, 11 & 12, 2016 - Austin, Texas

Update: Check out the fun we had in Austin! Please join us for a Beer and Books Happy Hour at Blue Owl Brewing starting at 5pm on Thursday, March 10! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Center for the Book and Austin Public Library’s mobile branch, Unbound: Sin Fronteras, will be on hand to sign people up for Library cards and check out books. Plus, don’t miss our display of one-of-a-kind Little Library designs. For questions about the event, please contact Stephen Siwinski at ssiwinski(at)tsl.texas.gov.

Can’t make it to happy hour? You can still join us for a steward meet-up on either Friday evening or Saturday morning! Both of these meet-ups are casual events where you can mingle with other Austin stewards and book lovers, meet Todd Bol and have a bite to eat.

We will meet on Friday, March 11 around 6:30pm at the Scarlet Rabbit restaurant and bar at 410 W. Main Street in Round Rock. If you have questions about this meet-up, please contact local steward Sara Gandaria-Escamilla at sgandaria.escamilla(at)gmail.com

We will also meet on Saturday, March 12 around 9am at Cuvee Coffee at 2000 E. 6th Street in Austin. If you have questions about this meet-up, please contact local steward Diana Sanchez at diana.noemi(at)gmail.com

March 15, 2016 - Dallas and Plano, Texas

Update: See the photos from our Library Build in Plano! On Tuesday, March 15 from 10am – 12pm, Todd Bol will lead a Team Library build at the Harrington Public Library in Plano. This event is open to the public – stop by and help build or decorate a Library! There will be one-of-a-kind Library designs on display, plus a social hour from 12 – 1pm where you can meet Todd and chat with your fellow Little Library enthusiasts. For questions about the event, please contact Rachel Lee at Rachel.lee(at)pisd.edu.

Can’t make the build? Join us for a steward meet-up on Monday, March 14 at 2pm at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation (602 N. Old Orchard in Lewisville). This is a casual event where you can mingle with other Dallas stewards and book lovers, meet Todd Bol and have a bite to eat. If you have questions about the meet-up, please contact Leslie Stewart at leslies(at)annunciationlewisville.org.

Houston

LFL Founder Todd Bol helped volunteers build 18 Little Free Libraries in Houston on March 2!

Nicole Robinson from the Houston Public Library, Rebekah Manley and Stephen Siwinski from the Texas Center for the Book at the Library Build in Houston!

Corpus Christi

The Texas Tour continues with stops in Corpus Christi, Padre Island and a visit to Portland, Texas, to see one Girl Scout who built 10 Little Free Libraries!

San Antonio

We had a blast building Little Free Libraries to be donated to the local community at the San Antonio Public Library on Monday, March 7!

Austin

We had a fantastic time in Austin meeting local stewards and building Libraries!

Dallas/Plano

The Across America: Texas Tour wrapped up with a 16 Library Build in Plano on March 15. A BIG thank you to Rebekah Manley and Stephen Siwinski from the Texas Center for the Book for all of their help!

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