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.
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.
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!
Douglas and Jean Chadwick, co-founders of the Literacy Club, together with the Redlands Police Department, came up with a brilliant idea: could we build a trailer that could be transformed into a mobile library that the police could take to community events and hand out 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.
Seattle is promoting reading and showcasing itself as one of the most literate cities in the nation during September, National Literacy Month. They’re trying something pretty cool …
The first-ever Little Free Library Festival was a sunny, magical afternoon spent celebrating the joys of reading and sharing books. Couldn’t be there? Here are some of the highlights and our favorite moments…
Steward Rhonda Adams Got 150 People to Attend her Library’s Grand Opening (and She Shares Exactly How She Did It!)
Rhonda managed to get around 150 people to attend her Little Free Library’s Grand Opening and just about the whole town knew about it, which is one of the most wildly successful events we’ve heard of! She didn’t do anything crazy or exceptional, either. In fact, she followed a simple series of steps that just about anyone can take.
When you think of building a Little Free Library, you probably think of your partner or husband spending the weekend in the garage, tinkering with the design until it’s just right. But individuals aren’t the only ones starting Little Libraries; businesses, service groups and corporations are getting in on the action by organizing Team Library Builds…
Have you ever dreamed of getting paid to start a Little Free Library? If you live in West Hollywood, California, you’re in luck. There, the city is offering eight $600 grants to build and maintain Little Free Libraries. How does it work? …
See how a Little Free Library in a Rhode Island Zoo impacts hundreds of children and adults each day. Plus, some tips from the audacious steward on how to get a Library started in your own organization.
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.
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.
Little Free Libraries aren’t just about sharing books. They’re like mini-town squares where neighbors and sometimes strangers from around the globe, can connect and share ideas. Here are some creative ways to use your Little Free Library for more than just traditional book sharing.