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
Five-year-old Logan Brinson loves to read. So when the preschooler and his parents moved to Alpha, Illinois—population 700—and discovered the town didn't have a public library, they decided to bring books to their neighborhood another way. Logan and his family created...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. Impact Library recipient Tamesha Derkach (Library #74700) from North Nashville, TN recently wrote to us...read more
The first year of being a Little Free Library volunteer steward is a constant learning experience. How many people will naturally visit your Library? What kind of books are most popular? Will any of the same books be returned? Will people leave notes in a guest book...read more
Activities and Crafts
If you're lucky, lots of people will use your Little Free Library right from the start. Sometimes, though, it takes weeks or months for people to discover a new Little Library. This is especially true for Libraries in secluded locations or those tucked away on...read more
Little Free Library steward Gary Bachman is always looking for new things to try out in his home garden. Gary is a horticulturist with Mississippi State University Extension and was recently named a Great American Gardener by the American Horticultural Society. He's...read more
With Spring on the way, it’s time to start preparing your Little Free Library for more foot traffic and book circulation. For some stewards with green thumbs, they are also gearing up to share seeds, scents, and floral scenery at their Library!read more