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SECTION 1: Media Kit and Press Releases
- Little Free Library Highlights
- Little Free Library’s Read in Color Initiative
- Little Free Library’s Impact Library Program
- Little Free Library’s Action Book Club
- Portland Welcomes ‘Read in Color’ Initiative Sharing Diverse Books in Little Free Libraries – November 9, 2022
- National Little Free Library Nonprofit Moves to St. Paul – October 27, 2022
- Read in Color Program Brings Diverse Books to New Orleans’ Little Free Libraries – September 27, 2022
- Diversifying Denver’s Little Free Libraries with ‘Read in Color’ Program – July 29, 2022
- Little Library, Big Celebration: Announcing the World’s 150,000th Little Free Library – June 16, 2022
- In the Bay Area, Thousands of Diverse Books Flood Little Free Libraries – March 31, 2022
- First-Ever Little Free Library Mobile App Helps Readers Find Book-Sharing Boxes Anywhere in the World – March 8, 2022
- Kiwanis International and Little Free Library Partner to Increase Book Access Worldwide – March 1, 2022
- Little Free Library Announces New Logo and Look – January 11, 2022
2021 and 2020
- In New York City, Little Free Libraries Share Diverse Books Through ‘Read in Color’ Initiative – November 18, 2021
- Phoenix Launches ‘Read in Color’ to Share Thousands of Diverse Books in Little Free Libraries – November 11, 2021
- Atlanta Metro Launches ‘Read in Color’ Initiative, Sharing Thousands of Diverse Books in Little Free Libraries – October 30, 2021
- ‘Read in Color’ Launches in Ferguson, Missouri, to Share Diverse Books in Little Free Libraries – September 22, 2021
- Wind River Reservation Welcomes Their First Little Free Library – July 28, 2021
- Detroit Launches ‘Read in Color’ Initiative to Share Diverse Books in Little Free Libraries – July 22, 2021
- ‘Read in Color’ Initiative Launches in Washington, D.C. to Share Thousands of Diverse Books in Little Free Libraries – June 23, 2021
- Diversifying Boston’s Bookshelves: Little Free Library and Candlewick Press Share Inclusive Books – June 3, 2021
- Little Free Library Brings Diverse Books to Tulsa and Beyond, Promoting Equity and Inclusion – May 27, 2021
- Little Free Library Announces 2021 Todd H. Bol Awards for Outstanding Achievement – May 18, 2021
- LeBron James Family Foundation’s I PROMISE Village Unveils Little Free Library to Celebrate Read Across America Day – March 2, 2021
- Little Free Library Hosts Authors, Booksellers on Lively New Web Series – January 11, 2021
- Little Free Library at South Pole Is First in Antarctica – December 10, 2020
- Little Free Library Promotes Equity and Inclusion by Bringing Diverse Books to Communities Around the World – October 14, 2020
- Little Free Library promueve la equidad y la inclusión mediante libros diversos en comunidades de todo el mundo – October 14, 2020
- Literati and Little Free Library Team Up to Share Kids’ Books in Austin – September 1, 2020
- City of Albuquerque Partners with Little Free Library on Community Volunteerism – June 30, 2020
- PBS Kids and Little Free Library Team Up for Story-Times this Summer – June 25, 2020
- PBS Kids y Little Free Library Se Unen Para Contar Cuentos Este Verano – 25 Junio, 2020
- Little Free Library Grants 100 Book-Sharing Boxes, Announces First 25 Winners – May 28, 2020
- Little Free Library Presents 2020 Todd H. Bol Awards for Outstanding Achievement – May 18, 2020
- Hallmark Publishing Teams Up with Little Free Library to Give Away 1,000 Paperbacks – May 4, 2020
- 2020 World Literacy Award Presented to Little Free Library – April 21, 2020
- Little Boxes, Big Hearts: New Map Tracks Little Free Libraries Sharing Food and Household Items – April 7, 2020
- Little Free Library Celebrates Milestone 100,000th Library – March 11, 2020
- Little Free Library Celebra su Biblioteca número 100,000 – 11 Marzo, 2020
- Read Well, Do Good: Action Book Club Combines Reading and Community Service – January 29, 2020
- Little Free Library and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Announce Partnership – January 27, 2020
- Little Free Library Announces New Chair of National Board of Directors – January 7, 2020
SECTION 2: News and Editorial Coverage Guide
What is a Little Free Library?
First, Little Free Library (LFL) is the name of a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds community, inspires readers, and expands book access for all.
The organization helps people around the world start and maintain free “take a book, share a book” book exchanges called Little Free Libraries. LFL grants Little Free Libraries full of books to underserved areas through its Impact Library Program and champions diverse books through its Read in Color initiative.
Little Free Library book-sharing boxes are placed in front yards, housing projects, community centers, schools, parks, gardens, and other easily accessible locations. The Libraries are built to withstand weather of all kinds and hold 20-100 books.
To be officially called a Little Free Library, a free book exchange must be registered with an official charter sign and charter number.
How many Little Free Libraries are there?
As of June 2022, there are more than 150,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states, all 7 continents, and 115 countries. Please see our map for more information.
Little Free Library 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. Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege.
The Little Free Library movement:
People worldwide have embraced the idea of Little Free Libraries and in our headquarters, we’re working to strengthen and support them with effective communication channels, programs, events, and partnerships that build on our mission.
How to describe Little Free Library book exchanges:
The correct legal name is three words: Little Free Library. This name is registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office and should be capitalized. Only registered Little Free Library book exchanges may use the title “Little Free Library”; if a book exchange is not registered, it is simply called a book exchange. It is permissible to use the term Little Libraries or just Libraries when referring to any registered Little Free Library book exchange.
SECTION 3: Little Free Library Logos and Trademarks
Little Free Library and/or its affiliates claim(s) statutory and/or common law rights in and to the following trademarks and service marks: Little Free Library and its common variations.
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SECTION 4: Little Free Library Photos
The following photos may be used for third-party articles about Little Free Library (click the link to view each photo):
Other popular photo sources include Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Google Images (thousands of Little Free Library-related photos, often with links to their sources but few details), local Little Free Library Facebook pages, and blogs. To use photos from these sources, contact the original copyright holder for permission.
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