As we wave goodbye to 2016, we’re enjoying looking back on the highlights and surprises of the year. Here, we give you five of our favorite stories, from the first-ever Little Free Library Festival to the 50,000th Little Free Library. Enjoy!
Are Little Free Libraries one of your favorite things? Turns out that Whoopi Goldberg loves them, too! The television host included Little Free Libraries in her list of “Whoopi Goldberg’s Favorite Things” on The View this week. Watch the video here!
Today we’re celebrating a major landmark: the 50,000th Little Free Library! Little Free Library No. 50,000 has been placed at the Illumination Foundation, a homeless shelter in Santa Ana, California, where there is only one public library for more than 335,000 residents.
Little Free Libraries welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to take a book and share a book. Just as we want everyone to have access to free books, we want everyone who wants one to have a Little Free Library, regardless of their ability to pay for it. That’s where Little Free Library’s Impact Fund—and you—come in!
In Minneapolis, police officers don’t always ride in squad cars—some ride three-wheeled bikes around the city, filling up Little Free Libraries with books! Bike Cops for Kids, a popular Minneapolis Police Department program established in 2009, has delivered hundreds of free books…
Chances are, you’ve heard of a pub crawl. But what about a Little Free Library Crawl? This tour is a fun way to visit multiple Little Free Libraries in your neighborhood by foot, bike, or car. In this post, learn how a steward group hosted a well-attended Little Free Library Crawl in Corpus Christi, Texas.
“When I found out that Little Free Library was going to donate a Library to me, I was overwhelmed! It was just so kind, which is unusual, sometimes, for people to reach out and help you like that. When it arrived in the mail, I sat down on the floor, and I was literally in tears of happiness.” Read the rest of this sweet steward story…
Seventeen days and nine states later, Little Free Library founder Todd H. Bol is back from an epic road trip through the southern United States to Washington, D.C., on his most recent Across America tour.
What do Little Free Libraries, Stephen King, and the Librarian of Congress have in common? They all attended the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.! Check out these photos of our adventures at the festival.
Why would anyone vandalize a Little Free Library? I set out to shed some light on the culprits behind Little Free Library vandalism. I talked to several stewards who had dealt with vandalism, and each one actually discovered who had committed the crime. As it turns out, when someone damages a Library …