Little Free Library (LFL) is a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our mission is 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.
More than 300 million books have been shared through registered Little Free Libraries, profoundly increasing book access for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
LFL has attracted high-profile collaborators including Amerigroup, Disney, Foresters Financial, Good Morning America, Goodreads, Marvel, Scotiabank, and Sony.
LFL has been awarded the World Literacy Award and Guidestar’s respected Platinum Seal of Transparency, as well as recognition from the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, the Women’s National Book Association, and more.
Newsletters & Publications
- Strategic Plan Summary 2022-25
- Fall 2022 Newsletter
- Spring 2022 Newsletter
- Fall 2021 Newsletter
- Spring 2021 Newsletter
- Fall 2020 Newsletter
- Spring 2020 Newsletter
Notable Stories of 2022
The world was his oyster, but he chose Minnesota (Star Tribune)
6 Little Free Libraries worth visiting, from D.C. to California (Washington Post)
Savannah Arts Academy English teacher creates little library filled with banned books (Savannah Morning News)
Other Notable Stories
Little Free Library Launches Read in Color Diversity Initiative (Publishers Weekly)
Where Covid Left Holes Volunteers Stepped In (New York Times)
Are Little Free Libraries helping locals survive COVID? (Los Angeles Times)
Little library transforms into mini pantry of essential needs (CBS Evening News)
Small free libraries offering solace amid virus shutdowns (Associated Press)
Little libraries become food pantries during COVID-19 (PBS NewsHour)
Little Free Libraries turned into food pantries during coronavirus spread (Los Angeles Times)
Bringing Little Free Libraries to School (We Are Teachers)
In 10 years, Little Free Libraries have made a big impact (Washington Post)
Little Free Library Unveils 100,000 Box, Celebrates with Giveaway (School Library Journal)