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…
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.
Are you looking for a holiday gift that gives back? We can help! Each purchase from our online store supports the Impact Library Program, which provides no-cost Little Free Libraries full of books to communities where they can make a difference.
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.
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!
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.
Whether you’re a Daisy, a Brownie, a Junior or a Cadette, starting one or more Little Free Libraries could be the perfect way for you to impact your community by improving access to books, and encouraging a love of reading. Here are five success stories (including tips and best practices, too!) of other Girl Scouts…
Rose Buckens and Jo Ann Jaacks are on a mission to bring Little Free Libraries to Litchfield, Connecticut and the surrounding towns. But some of their Little Free Library book exchanges don’t only share books. Jaacks and Buckens expanded on the traditional “Take a Book, Return a Book” idea…
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?
Little Free Library is proud to announce the nationwide launch of the Action Book Club™, and we want your group to sign up! A new twist on the traditional book club, Little Free Library’s Action Book Club combines reading, community connections, and good works. Join us for good reads and deeds!
Are you making a holiday shopping list and checking it twice? Let us help you find the perfect gifts, from Little Free Libraries to tote bags, coffee mugs, gift cards, and more!
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 …
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.
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? …
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.