If you’ve ever wanted to create a Little Free Library book exchange for your front yard, public park, or school playground, the book Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds: 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build will show you how!
Published by Cool Springs Press in cooperation with our nonprofit organization, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is your complete how-to resource. The book covers every step: planning and design, tools and building techniques, best materials, and 12 complete plans. Included are designs modeled after the first-ever Little Free Library and other iconic styles, offered publicly for the first time.
Author and professional carpenter Phil Schmidt provides information on proper installation of the Libraries, plus advice about and common repairs and maintenance that may be needed over time. Little Free Library also offers tips on becoming a steward, registering your Library, getting your community involved, and maintaining a lively book collection.
Illustrated throughout with color step-by-step photography and a gallery of Little Libraries in the wild, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is inspiring as well as instructional.
Little Free Library’s late founder Todd H. Bol penned the foreword to the book. He writes:
“We’re delighted that you’re reading this book and are interested in starting a Little Free Library in your neighborhood. Whether it is at your home, school, park, church, or business, your Little Free Library will stand as a signpost of kindness and connection in your community.”
When you build a Little Free Library, you join a global book-sharing and community-building movement of more than 80,000 registered Little Libraries in 91 countries. This year we celebrate 10 years of Little Free Libraries: Join us for events, awards, contests, and more!