Maintaining a Little Free Library

Welcome!

Maintaining a Little Free Library can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it also takes some effort and experimentation.

On this page we share success stories from other stewards, our favorite activity ideas and Library enhancements, plus some of our favorite resources for stewards that we encourage you to take advantage of!

We regularly update this page, so we hope you will keep coming back for more.

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Steward Stories
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Meet The Stewards

Steward Spotlight: Nwamaka Unaka

Steward Spotlight: Nwamaka Unaka

Nwamaka Unaka has read a book to her daughter every night since the day she was born. One night they were watching a YouTube video together about Little Free Library and her daughter asked if they could start their own for their Houston, Texas, neighborhood. She had...

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The Unexpected Story of Rose’s Library

The Unexpected Story of Rose’s Library

"It's funny how things that aren't planned sometimes turn out so well. That's the way it happened with the Little Free Library," says Kathy Walters, steward of Little Free Library #97020 in Stevensville, Pennsylvania. It started with Kathy's son, Sebastian. "He's...

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Impact Library Story: Anna Kelly

Impact Library Story: Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly works in an Indianapolis, Indiana, school where about 85% of the students are on free or reduced-lunch. "Our kids come to school each day because it is a safe haven to provide for their basic needs as well as learn," says Anna. She wanted to get books in...

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Activities and Crafts

Easy Activities for your Little Free Library

Easy Activities for your Little Free Library

There's a growing body of research that shows when you focus on being kind to others, rather than doing things for yourself, you feel happier and more positive. It's like the kindness you put out into the world comes back to you! Starting a Little Free Library...

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How to Create a Neighborhood Treasure Hunt

How to Create a Neighborhood Treasure Hunt

"I decided to try something new ... and it has been incrediby popular. Everyone has been loving having an activity to do while social distancing," says Alexandra MacDonald, steward of Little Free Library #20834 in Toronto, Ontario. (Find her library and thousands more...

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How to Wallpaper a Little Free Library

How to Wallpaper a Little Free Library

Little Free Library volunteer steward Jennifer Wade came up with a creative way to add some color and personality to her little library: wallpapering the inside! As a longtime reader and bibliophile, Jennifer had often admired the Little Free Library book boxes in her...

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