Today we’re celebrating a major landmark: the 50,000th Little Free Library! Little Free Library No. 50,000 has been placed at the Illumination Foundation, a homeless shelter in Santa Ana, California, where there is only one public library for more than 335,000 residents.
Little Free Libraries welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to take a book and share a book. Just as we want everyone to have access to free books, we want everyone who wants one to have a Little Free Library, regardless of their ability to pay for it. That’s where Little Free Library’s Impact Library Program—and you—come in!
“When I found out that Little Free Library was going to donate a Library to me, I was overwhelmed! It was just so kind, which is unusual, sometimes, for people to reach out and help you like that. When it arrived in the mail, I sat down on the floor, and I was literally in tears of happiness.” Read the rest of this sweet steward story…
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.
We’ve been busy ending book deserts across the nation thanks to your support. We wanted to tell you about a few of them that you might have seen in the news recently, including the story of a barber in Iowa who asks kids to read books aloud in exchange for a haircut.
After a fire destroyed nearly 2,000 homes in the small town of Cobb, California, one teacher reached out and we were thrilled to donate a Little Free Library to help the town get back on its feet.