Little Free Library FAQs

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General

Knock on his or her door or leave a note in the Library itself. See if the steward has included his or her name and contact information on our world map. Introduce yourself! That’s part of the whole idea.

Category: General

Check our world map to see if anyone near you is a steward or supporter, then contact that person for advice. The only official representatives of Little Free Library are employees of the nonprofit organization.

Category: General

Maintenance

Your first option is to leave your Library behind when you move. If your neighbors love the Library and it gets lots of visitors where it is, the best move might be to let it stay behind.

If you decide to do this, be sure to talk to the new homeowners to make sure that they know what the Library is, and that they are willing to take care of it. Also make sure that the new homeowners fill out an Add/Update your Library on the Map form with their contact information as the new stewards. That will update our records, as well as the world map. You might also want to encourage them to join our mailing list so that we can welcome them to the network and give them some tips to get started.

Your second option is to leave the Library behind, but find a new location or steward for it. You might find that your new homeowner doesn’t want to be a Little Library steward. If that’s the case, reach out to local schools, community centers, the parks department, and service groups like Girl and Boy Scouts, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, and 4-H clubs to see if anyone would be interested in hosting the Library. It’s usually not too difficult to find someone who wants a Little Library!

Your third option is to take the Library with you and install it at your new home. Remember to update our world map with your Library’s new location by filling out an Add/Update Your Library on the World Map form.

Category: Maintenance
Tags: map, stewards

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