Little Free Library Week

Help us celebrate Little Free Library’s birthday! Little Free Library became a nonprofit on May 17, 2012, launching our journey to make books accessible to everyone. We’re turning our organization’s nonprofit birthday into a week-long celebration May 14-20! Here are four ways you can get involved this week.

1. Share a Book: Celebrate with us by sharing a book in a Little Free Library today! This simple act can spread joy and spark a love of reading. Find a book-sharing box near you by downloading our free Little Free Library mobile app.

2. Make a Gift: Your gift to Little Free Library supports our mission to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries. Donate today!

3. Submit Your Little Free Library Photos: In honor of Little Free Library Week, we want to see photos of your favorite Little Free Library book-sharing box! Submit your photos by using the hashtag #LFLweek on social media to be eligible for prizes. Photos shared on Instagram will be featured in an Instagram wall on this page and may even appear on Little Free Library’s social media or in an upcoming email newsletter. Learn more about the rules and prizes, and get some great photo tips here.

4. Show Your LFL Love: We’ve got some fun graphics and gifs you can download and share on your social media accounts, as well as a sign you can print and hang in your book-sharing box! Download them here.

#LFLweek on Instagram

The Troy Street Little Free Library is up and open! Thanks to everyone who came out last Sunday to cut the ribbon with me. We had 36 neighbors and friends attend, with many more visitors this week. I’m overwhelmed by the love! Special thanks to dakotapawlicki for doing the hard work of getting the library up and secure, to missdanimac for the library structure, and to ffdaindy for helping me promote all week. I also appreciate lyonssusan60 and John for helping to host! I hope to see Indy friends at the library soon! 🧡 #lflweek
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”

In celebration of #lflweek, I have donated a few copies of my book to the Free Little Libraries around town! If you find a copy, be sure to tag me!
A lovely neighbor donated this adorable rocking chair to our little free library! 🪑 now you can sit and read at Charter #161306 
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📚 Happy 11th Anniversary to #littlefreelibrary! 📚 

We are so #proud to be supporters of such an incredible program to help promote childhood #literacy and spread the #love of #reading! #lflweek #impact97
Finished this book last week and it’s now ready to share in the lfl Charter #161306 
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Our Charter Sign came in the mail yesterday! #166282 is almost ready to launch! 📮 

A little bit about our location📍 :

Our neighborhood, Highland Ridge, was built in the 1980’s to accommodate for a growing area (formerly all pine flat woods and marsh) as factory workers and snowbirds began moving to North Port. Today, Highland Ridge skirts the Sarasota/Charlotte County line and is comprised of a multigenerational, multiethnic, working class community. You can’t go a day without hearing pickle all games at the neighborhood park or watching boat launch at the nearby docks. 

Hurricane Ian caused massive destruction across Highland Ridge and, as we rebuild, we hope the #littlemyrtlewoodlibrary will add joy and the accessibility of books 📚 to our community. 

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With the end of the #lflweek celebration we would like to thank our book providers: marcus_pointe_thrift_store and Escambia County Early Learning Coalition. 
Stop 9 on my #littlefreelibrarytour is feeling very whimsical ✨

It’s the perfect place to grab a book and go read in the woods or a park. I’d recommend grabbing this library’s copy of The Path Home 🍃

The Path Home is available wherever books are sold. Visit the link in my bio for more details!

Download Little Free Library Week Graphics

Click on the images below to download and share on social media. And download a sign for your Little Free Library! (8.5×11 or half sheet)

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Photo Contest

We will randomly select 25 participants to receive a $50 gift card to Better World Books! To enter, simply post your photo on social media using the hashtag #LFLweek. 

Rules of entry:

  • Open May 7-20, 2023
  • Enter up to 10 photos (one Instagram post can include up to 10 photos)
  • A registered Little Free Library must be featured in the photo
  • Use the hashtag #LFLweek
  • By entering your photo, you give Little Free Library permission to use it.
  • Open to all! You do not need to be a Little Free Library steward to participate.

Photo tips:

  • Show your Little Free Library some love! — Who can resist a cute photo?! We love seeing Little Free Libraries get hugs. And don’t forget to show your cute visitors! If you have permission, we love seeing happy kiddos with books and even cute pups visiting Little Free Library book-sharing boxes. And of course, we’d love to see you in the photo with your library!
  • Clean your lens — Before you even take a photo, clean the lens of your camera! This will ensure that the image is nice and clear.
  • Take advantage of good light — Avoid shooting directly into the sunlight; this will make your subject very dark. We live in a digital world so don’t be afraid to snap a ton of photos to get the one that’s just right.
  • Embrace negative space — The pros say ⅔ of your photo should be negative space. “Negative space” simply refers to the empty space around the subjects of your photo. When you include this empty space, your subject stands out in the photo even more. 
  • Avoid zooming in — When you zoom in from a distance, your photo can appear grainy, blurry, or pixelated. Instead, take the photo from a distance and crop the image once you’ve taken the photo. We love seeing your whole library with a bit of background! Don’t stand too close to your library when photographing it. Give it some distance for a spectacular feature.

Todd H. Bol Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Little Free Library’s late founder, Todd H. Bol, believed strongly in the power of individuals (and especially Little Free Library stewards) to change the world through acts of kindness.

We hear stories every day of outstanding stewards who repair others’ little libraries; who have created networks of book-sharing boxes; or who work tirelessly to strengthen the sense of community in their area.

Recipients of the 2023 Todd H. Bol Awards for Outstanding Achievement will be announced during Little Free Library week!

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