Help Raise Funds for the Little Free Library Nonprofit

Why Run a Fundraiser for Little Free Library?

Studies have repeatedly shown that access to books is the single strongest predictor of a child’s ability to read and succeed academically. But in the United States, two out of three children living in poverty have no books to read. In some low-income neighborhoods, there is only one book per 300 children.

With schools and public libraries closed, little libraries are lifelines of book access for many struggling families. We have already granted more than 1,250 libraries through our programs, but the need is great. We have to turn away many qualified applicants every month. By running a fundraiser, you help us grant more little libraries where they’re needed most and bring books to impoverished neighborhoods.

Run a Fundraiser and Earn an Exclusive Medallion

Both Facebook Fundraisers and House Parties are fun and effective ways to bring others into the Little Free Library circle of supporters. Your support will help us grant little libraries to high-needs communities through our Impact Library Program and expand programs like Read in Color that aim to spread diverse books and amplify BIPOC voices.

If you raise $100 or more for Little Free Library through a Facebook or House Party Fundraiser, you’ll earn a Read in Color commemorative medallion for your little library!

IMPORTANT: After you run your fundraiser, fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request your medallion. By submitting the form, you notify LFL staff that you have run a fundraiser so that we may follow up with you.

Your Fundraiser Creates Stories Like These

My Little Free Library is right near the high school where I teach. There are people out there starving for books. Each time I drop by my library, I need to fill it back up. I have been able to go by and actually see people browsing for books, which is so exciting! 

Tamara Schoen

Teacher, Coral Springs, Florida

I love that our Impact Library is open 24/7/365. On breaks and weekends, students have access to books, and so do their parents…. Our little library has helped us create joyful readers who have access to books any time they’d like.

Anna Kelly

Teacher, Greenbriar Elementary in Indianapolis, Indiana

The impact that the Little Free Library will have on the students, clients and families we serve is truly incredible. What better way to support literacy than through a hands-on approach that this library will provide?

Joe Jimenez

President and CEO, Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans

Facebook Fundraisers for Little Free Library

A Facebook Fundraiser is easy to set up and offers a convenient way for friends and family to donate to a cause you care about. You can get started in just ten minutes—here’s how:

1. Click here to start a Facebook Fundraiser.
2. Edit the goal amount and personalize the description of the fundraiser if you wish.
3. When you’re ready to go live, click “Create” at the bottom of the pop-up window.
4. Be sure to share your fundraiser and thank people as they donate. You may want to jump start your fundraiser by having a couple people ready to make donations right away.

Please note any funds raised through Facebook Fundraisers run on behalf of the Little Free Library (LFL) nonprofit organization using our tax-exempt status will be transferred directly to the LFL organization to support our nonprofit programs. In accordance with IRS regulations, we cannot apply those funds towards a purchase in our online store.

House Party Fundraisers for Little Free Library

Note: In light of COVID-19, please follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health authorities to know what is safe for your community. A Facebook Fundraiser is a great alternative to an in-person gathering, or consider hosting a virtual House Party instead.

If you like to entertain, you may find a Little Free Library House Party Fundraiser to be a fun and personal way to introduce the Little Free Library nonprofit organization to your book-loving friends and neighbors!

Whether you’re new to House Party Fundraisers or have hosted ones before, you’ll find our step-by-step guide and downloadable handouts invaluable in preparing your event and sharing the Little Free Library story. Click here or scroll down to access our comprehensive 13-page guide plus handouts, presentation materials, and more.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Download the FREE House Party Kit

It’s easy to host a House Party Fundraiser! We’ve created a free guide that will walk you through it step by step. Click the button below to get instant access to the comprehensive guide, sample name tags and flyers.

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