Maintaining a Little Free Library
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.
Meet The Stewards
When Deborah Miller found an abandoned four-room dollhouse on the curb, she knew this was her chance to have a Little Free Library book box. She brought it home to her husband, a carpenter, and asked if he could turn it into a Little Free Library. The night before...read more
"We were blown away by the positive response. We believe that a citywide network of Little Free Library [book boxes] can help to create positive interactions and engagement across all our diverse neighborhoods and can help break down barriers between communities. We...read more
This post is part of our Little Free Library moments series! This series highlights touching moments that are created by stewards and their Little Free Libraries. Little Free Library #75078 in Westborough, Massachusetts, set out school supplies and fresh books to...read more
Activities and Crafts
You figured out how to start a Little Free Library book exchange, and things are going well, but you've got a problem: too many books! Many Little Free Library volunteer stewards quickly realize that their neighbors are sharing more books than their library can hold....read more
The public library in Ojai Valley, California, and the Ojai Valley Library Friends & Foundation (OVLFF) came up with an ingenious way to get kids excited about books and encourage them to read more. They encouraged kids to visit at least 10 of the Little Free...read more
Sheley Wimmer is a teacher and the steward of Little Free Library book-sharing box #84277 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her Library is a repurposed newspaper vending box, and it's one of ten Little Libraries that her students are creating for their community. "This year...read more