At Little Free Library we work hard to build community, inspire a love of reading, and spark creativity in neighborhoods all around the world. Achieving this would be impossible if it weren’t for amazing Little Free Library stewards who are committed to making a positive impact in their communities. Below are some of our favorite Little Free Library moments that occurred during the last few weeks:
Kristen Silva, steward of Libraries #64794 and #77802, spent the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day sharing books in Little Free Libraries in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. She and a team of 14 others (along with their children) organized and restocked a total of 33 Little Free Libraries!
Six-year-old steward Raelyn Goulet (Library #79422) from Attleboro, MA, came up with the idea to start a Little Free Library after seeing one on vacation with her family. With the help of fellow community members, she was able to install Attleboro’s first Little Free Library in a local park! Read more about her story here.
And here’s a story from steward Rachael Thorpe, from Australia:
“I love reading and have always wanted to make a street library (as they’re called in Australia) but life, work and children got in the way. In June of last year I became ill and MRIs showed two brain tumours, one of which is very rare. I’m no longer able to work and am spending more time reading, especially as my cognitive ability has now become very important. So finally with the help of my husband and some neighbours we have set up a street library in our front garden.
“In March I am going to visit the U.S. to see a specialist, and my plan as we travel round is to visit as many Little Free Libraries as possible with the help of the Little Free Library Map. I have a collection of Australian books so that I can leave one in each library along with one of our bookmarks. I’ll also leave a note in each book so that the person who chooses the book will know how far away it came from. I am looking forward to spreading some Aussie literature to the U.S.!” You can read about Rachael’s Library on the Facebook page Boan Close Bizzy Bee Library.
If you have a Little Free Library moment you’d like to share, we’d love to hear it! Share it using #LFLMoment on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. If you want to create moments like this in your community, learn how to start a Little Free Library!