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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Now that some Little Free Libraries have been out in the weather for several years of hard winters, hot summers and storms of all kinds, many of them are ready for some repair and updating. Here are some tips to help renew your Library.