JUST ANNOUNCED! Our Action Book Club, which combines reading and community service, is launching a new theme: Reading All Around, celebrating the joy of reading and the power of literacy. It’s the perfect time to get a group together and join!
Sign up your Action Book Club by February 29, and you’ll be entered to win a special selection of Action Book Club titles or the grand prize: a Little Free Library book-sharing box! (Winners will be announced by email March 5; existing Action Book Clubs will be automatically entered to win; book packages will vary.) SIGN UP HERE!
The Action Book Club invites participants to read and discuss books, take part in service projects to benefit their communities, and share their stories to help spark a ripple effect of positive activity. A recommended book list for adults, teens, and kids includes titles such as The Library Book by Susan Orlean, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and Oge Mora, and more. We think you’ll find something that inspires you.
The bookish “Reading All Around” theme dovetails with the LFL nonprofit organization’s mission to inspire readers and increase book access for all.
“The foundation of Little Free Library’s success is built upon community and volunteer engagement,” said LFL executive director Greig Metzger. “Our Action Book Club spins that a bit to engage readers to do good deeds in their community. We believe that participation broadens understanding not only of literature but of the local community in which one lives and thrives.”
Today there are more than 1,400 Action Book Clubs and 65,000 members in 45 countries. Examples of uplifting Action Book Clubs include:
- A club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who read The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, and then sent books to kids in need at the US-Mexico border.
- A student-led club in Sugar Land, Texas, who read Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan, and then held a book drive to benefit their local public library.
- A club in Goleta, California, who read Educated by Tara Westover, and then established a Little Free Library at the local laundromat to increase book access.