What do the little icons mean for each Little Free Library on the map?

Those little icons are library Indicators. Every registered Little Free Library has a volunteer steward who acts as the primary caretaker. The steward sets their library’s Indicators.

Indicators are simple visual cues showing whether a library has a particular attribute.

    • The Need Books indicator shows libraries that are in need of books.
    • The New Books indicator shows libraries have been stocked in the past 72 hours.
    • The Sharing Box indicator shows libraries that offer additional items like food and household supplies.
    • The Temporarily Closed indicator shows libraries that are temporarily unavailable.
    • The Mobile Library indicator shows libraries that don’t have a permanent location.
    • The Read in Color indicator shows libraries whose stewards are participating in LFL’s Read in Color diverse books program.
    • The Impact Library indicator shows libraries that were granted through LFL’s Impact Library Program.
    • The Easy Access indicator shows libraries that are accessible to those with limited mobility, as determined by the library steward.

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