St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Killarnock, Virginia launched their Community Literacy Project in 2013. The original goal was to put up four Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in nearby counties, but they decided to expand the project when they saw how many readers (especially young ones!) were gaining access to books because of the Little Libraries.
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.
Every day we see cute, thoughtful Little Library designs that didn’t break the bank and required little-to-no assembly. Take Little Free Library steward Iliana Morton, for example. Her Library is a transformed IKEA metal cabinet cube that cost her $25, and the result is a bright, cute, cost-effective Library!
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…
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.
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.
Worried about the skills or money needed to start a Little Free Library? This post will show you how to easily start a Little Free Library, no matter your budget or skill set.
If you’re new to Little Free Libraries, this video does a great job of explaining how they work and what you should consider when you start your own Library.
These are our 5 favorite blog posts that anyone thinking of starting a Little Free Library should read! We’ll give you tips for how to easily start a Library, promote it, and keep people interested.