Savannah Lewis knew that many rural neighborhoods and small towns in Texas did not have public libraries or easy access to books. So for her Girl Scout Gold Award, she focused on ways that she could provide easy access to affordable books in rural neighborhoods near La Vernia, Texas. She ultimately built two Little Free Library book-sharing boxes…
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Killarnock, Virginia launched their Community Literacy Project in 2013. The original goal was to put up four Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in nearby counties, but they decided to expand the project when they saw how many readers (especially young ones!) were gaining access to books because of the Little Libraries.
Little Free Libraries are more than just quaint little boxes that people put up in their front yards. Cities and organizations around the country are putting them up 5, 10 or 20 at a time to serve a variety of purposes. The city of Brantford, Ontario put their own creative spin on the 10 Little Free Libraries they placed around town.
Summer is a great season for heading outdoors, trying new things, and exploring interests. Pair summer experiences with books and you give kids the opportunity to both enjoy reading and learn more about their world.
The 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago boasted 25,000 attendees, including Little Free Library staff and volunteers! For us, it was three days jam-packed with 6 Library builds, 10 Libraries given away, hundreds of …
How did a town of just 30,000 people wind up with over 100 Little Libraries? Little Free Library steward Mary Lindsey shares how she accomplished so much in so little time.
Looking for a cute, affordable Little Library design? Learn how one steward transformed a $25 IKEA metal cabinet cube into an adorable Little Free Library!
Julie Bush has made more than a few beautiful, eye-catching “sandwich” signs to promote Little Libraries in her town of Lafayette, Louisiana. We’re sharing her photos and process so that you can create one, too!
We’ve hand-picked 39 of the most whimsical, rustic, innovative, and generally amazing Little Libraries that we’ve seen lately and put them into one handy slideshow for your viewing pleasure.