As we near the end of 2018, we’re looking back at our biggest stories of the year. Here are our top five:

5. Today Show Launches a Little Free Library

This summer, the Today show unveiled their very own Little Free Library book-sharing box at 30 Rockerfeller Plaza as part of Jenna Bush Hager’s report on the state of reading in America.

4. LFL Wins Force for Positive Change Award

We were honored to receive the Force for Positive Change award, recognizing “social entrepreneurship as a model for solving social or environmental challenges in a way that is sustainable, just, and that generates impactful change in the state of Wisconsin.”

3. Action Book Club Partners with New York Times

It was a big year for our Action Book Club, which combines reading with feel-good service projects. We partnered with the New York Times‘ Learning Network to provide some stellar reading material and reached more than 1,000 Action Book Clubs worldwide.

2. Introducing 9 Marvel Avengers-Themed Little Libraries

Readers, assemble! You can now visit nine Avengers Little Free Libraries around the country, which will be stocked with books by Disney Publishing Worldwide for two years. One is located in the New York subway—the first underground Little Free Library ever!

1. Celebrating 75,000 Little Free Libraries

There are now more than 75,000 registered Little Free Libraries in 88 countries! On August 30, we placed the 75,000th book exchange at Jenks East Elementary in Oklahoma—a diverse school where 32 languages are spoken.

Thank you for being an important part of the Little Free Library Sharing Network this year and making it one we’ll never forget. We look forward to building community, sparking creativity, and inspiring readers with you in the new year and beyond!

To help move our mission forward, please consider a year-end contribution to the Little Free Library nonprofit organization. Donate today!

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