One of the most meaningful rewards of having a Little Free Library happens when someone jots down a simple thank-you note and leaves it in your Library. Here are ten of our favorites—some heartbreaking, some humorous, all uplifting.
Little Free Library is honored to receive the Women’s National Book Association’s Second Century Prize, awarded to a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy and fosters lifelong reading. The prize celebrates the WNBA’s Centennial and carries a $5,000 award.
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.
The 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago boasted 25,000 attendees, including Little Free Library staff and volunteers! For us, it was three days jam-packed with 6 Library builds, 10 Libraries given away, hundreds of …
JUST ANNOUNCED: To celebrate the Action Book Club’s new theme—which celebrates diversity, our differences, and the similarities that connect us all—we’re providing free books to ten reading groups who sign up through July 15!
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!
“Girl Scouts are our superheroes,” says Little Free Library creator and executive director Todd H. Bol. Troop 5615 from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles visited the Little Free Library booth at the LA Times Festival of Books and helped build twelve Little Libraries.
In this series, we’ll meet Action Book Clubs from around the country that are reading good books and doing good things to benefit their communities. These are Action Book Clubs in action!
Little Free Library has been named one of the first winners of a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award” from GreatNonprofits, based on ratings and reviews from volunteer stewards, fans, and donors. To all of our supporters: Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
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…
How would you design your dream Little Free Library? Last fall Chronicle Books challenged architects around the world to design outside-the-box Little Free Libraries. Now, the Little Free Library Design Competition winners have been announced!
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!
As we wave goodbye to 2016, we’re enjoying looking back on the highlights and surprises of the year. Here, we give you five of our favorite stories, from the first-ever Little Free Library Festival to the 50,000th Little Free Library. Enjoy!
Are Little Free Libraries one of your favorite things? Turns out that Whoopi Goldberg loves them, too! The television host included Little Free Libraries in her list of “Whoopi Goldberg’s Favorite Things” on The View this week. Watch the video here!
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 Fund—and you—come in!
In Minneapolis, police officers don’t always ride in squad cars—some ride three-wheeled bikes around the city, filling up Little Free Libraries with books! Bike Cops for Kids, a popular Minneapolis Police Department program established in 2009, has delivered hundreds of 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.
“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…
Seventeen days and nine states later, Little Free Library founder Todd H. Bol is back from an epic road trip through the southern United States to Washington, D.C., on his most recent Across America tour.
What do Little Free Libraries, Stephen King, and the Librarian of Congress have in common? They all attended the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.! Check out these photos of our adventures at the festival.