About the Impact Library Program

What Is the Impact Library Program?

Little Free Library’s Impact Library Program places book-sharing boxes where they can be a catalyst for improving reading motivation and deepening community connectedness.

Support the Impact Library Program with a Donation to Little Free Library

When you donate to Little Free Library, a portion of your contribution will be used to place Libraries in the hands of committed stewards in locations where they can have meaningful outcomes.

An application review process and installation follow-up establishes a connection between Library recipients and the Little Free Library community.

You Can Help Place Libraries Where They Can Make a Difference!

Be a part of the Little Free Library movement by donating to Little Free Library today.

Apply to Receive a Library through the Impact Library Program

Are you personally excited about bringing a Little Free Library into your community? Do you see how a Library would make books available to budding readers, or give neighbors who don’t know one another a reason to connect? Are you in a rural setting or an urban location where there just isn’t the quantity or variety of books needed, even though the local public schools and libraries are doing the best they can? If you answer yes, you’re invited to submit an Impact Library Program application. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.

Recipients of Impact Libraries are asked to commit to:

  • Setting up and maintaining the Library for one year.
  • Taking a picture and sharing its story.
  • Holding at least one neighborhood activity in the first year, such as a story hour for kids or a book-centered gathering for your neighbors.
  • Respond to requests from local media if contacted. Please be aware that Little Free Library will notify your local media outlets (print, broadcast and online) that you are a recipient of an Impact Program Library.

Apply to Receive a Reduced-Cost Charter Sign

Little Free Library makes available a limited number of free and reduced-price charter signs to those who cannot afford to pay full-price for one or more charter signs. If you’d like to apply for a sign, please fill out this form. You’ll be notified within 10 business days if we’re able to approve your request or not.

Apply for an Impact Library

Impact Library Locations

Wondering where we’ve donated Impact Libraries so far? The map below is updated every month and lists many of the locations where we’ve sent Impact Libraries. Click on any pin on the map to reveal more information about that Impact Library location.


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