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: Pam Millington

Steward Spotlight: Pam Millington

Little Free Library #4095 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, doesn't just have one steward.... it has twelve. Creating the library and maintaining it are a neighborhood effort. "Years ago I heard about little libraries and brought up the idea at our neighborhood winter...

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Steward Spotlight: Mary and John Hill

Steward Spotlight: Mary and John Hill

John and Mary Hill enjoy doing things to benefit their community. That's why a few years back, they founded a food pantry on the campus of Front Range Community College, where they both worked. Then in 2018, Mary was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and they were...

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Steward Spotlight: Tashay Green

Steward Spotlight: Tashay Green

Tashay Green runs a Chicago-based book-sharing program called "Books on the L," so named for Chicago's public transit system, the "L." When the city issued a shelter-in-place order in early 2020, Tashay had to put a hold on things, but she kept looking for a way to...

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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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