Saline Little Free Library passport to reading event

Saline resident Sandy Webster places books inside a Little Free Library book-sharing box in Risdon Park in Saline.

We’ve talked about Little Free Library crawls before, but the city of Saline, Michigan, put a fun twist on the traditional idea in an event that we think you’ll definitely want to try!

In a collaborative “Passport to the World of Books” event, volunteers and residents of Saline created a Little Free Library Passport. The idea was to kick off summer reading with a family-friendly reading activity.

They picked a Saturday in June, and encouraged kids and families to walk or bike ride to all 11 Little Free Libraries included in the “passport to reading,” and get a special stamp in their passport at each Library they visited.

Anyone who visited all 11 Libraries could present their passport to event organizers for a chance to win bookmarks, treats and other prizes.

Over 100 residents participated and the event was a smashing success!

Not only did the residents of Saline come up with this fun event, but the Little Free Libraries in Saline are an excellent example of community collaboration! Many of the Libraries were funded by the city, local artists designed and painted them, and high school students installed them.

Are there Little Free Libraries in your area yet? Use our Little Free Library world map to find out. If you represent a city government or an organization interested in starting several Little Free Library book-sharing boxes, check out our opportunities for groups and organizations.

Want to discover more fun and creative ways to use Little Free Libraries? Learn how Brantford, Ontario promotes public art through their network of Little Free Library book-sharing boxes.

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