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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.