Did you know that police departments across the nation have started putting Little Free Libraries in their stations and communities? We have helped police departments in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and more start Little Free Libraries as part of our Kids, Community and Cops initiative. The latest addition is in Cleveland, Ohio…
Little Free Library Executive Director Todd Bol spent the day in San Antonio as part of our Across America: Texas Tour. He helped a team of volunteers at the San Antonio Public Library build a handful of Libraries to be donated to the local community; he described the build as one of his all-time favorites!
The Across America: Texas Tour continued over the weekend with stops in Portland, Corpus Christi and Padre Island, Texas. Little Free Library Executive Director Todd Bol had the chance to meet 17-year-old Girl Scout Elizabeth Longo in Portland…
On March 2 Little Free Library Executive Director Todd Bol arrived in Houston, Texas to kick off our Across America: Texas Tour! The first event on the agenda was a Library Build at the Houston Public Library with volunteers and support from the Texas Center for the Book.
Occasionally, someone “steals” a Little Free Library. It’s a baffling event for everyone involved. It’s easy to get disheartened, but we’ve noticed a positive trend around Library theft, and this story from Nicole Breazeale is the perfect example.
The creative family of stewards behind Little Free Library #21461 will share three helpful hints that they have used to advertise their Library (it can be tricky to get people to actually use a Little Library!), make it more visible and protect their guest book from, er…over-enthusiastic visitors.
Do you include romance novels in your Library? This guest post from the blogger behind Smart B**ches, Trashy Books discusses why romance novels should be included in your Library, even if there are lots of kids who use your Library.
Detroit Little Libraries gave 13 local artists a blank library and asked them to transform the Libraries with their art. Little Free Library Executive Director Todd Bol attended the opening…
Does this sound familiar? “I remember the exact day I found out about Little Free Libraries. I fell in love; I knew I wanted one right away. The trouble is, I didn’t know where to start.” This post will show you some easy ways to start plus some resources you probably didn’t know about.
Getting people to understand and use your Little Library can be a challenge, especially if you are one of the first Little Libraries in your area. One steward found a creative way to attract more users to her Library: Movie Tie-In Week.
At least once per month, I wind up in a coffee shop somewhere, tears threatening to overflow, sniffling as I stare at my computer screen. This usually happens because one of you amazing stewards has shared a photo or story of how your Library made a big impact in someone’s life…
Did you know that in Iceland they have a tradition of reading a book with some chocolate before bed on Christmas eve? Check out these unbelievably creative ways to celebrate reading along with the holidays.
In October 2015, Little Free Library received a commendation from the Library of Congress on behalf of our work (and your work, stewards!) to build communities of literacy.
We’ve been busy ending book deserts across the nation thanks to your support. We wanted to tell you about a few of them that you might have seen in the news recently, including the story of a barber in Iowa who asks kids to read books aloud in exchange for a haircut.
After a fire destroyed nearly 2,000 homes in the small town of Cobb, California, one teacher reached out and we were thrilled to donate a Little Free Library to help the town get back on its feet.
If you know someone who loves Little Free Libraries or is a Library steward, then these 11 gift ideas are right up your alley. Customizable stamps, personal library kits and more!
Steward Ron Smith started a Little Free Library for about $60 and shares his favorite resources, how he keeps people interested and why he started geocacheing.
Brent and Maren Jensen converted a British Phone Booth into a Little Library, and here they share their dos and don’ts, how they got started and how they maintain their Library.
Steward Sandy Freel recently lost her husband of 60 years and was diagnosed with a serious illness; she stopped doing the things she loved and kept to herself. All of that changed when she started a Little Free Library and made some unexpected connections.
Autumn has arrived! That means changing of the leaves, scarecrows, pumpkins and Halloween decorations for many of you. Here are 3 fun ways to use your Little Free Library to celebrate the season.
In August of 2015, we took off across the country, building Little Libraries and spreading the joy of reading on the first leg of the Little Free Library Across America tour.