Maintaining a Little Free Library

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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 Spotlight: Autumn Stephen

Steward Spotlight: Autumn Stephen

“Starting a Little Free Library is an incredibly rewarding and satisfying experience,” says Autumn Stephens. She shares how she and her husband created ‘Library Day’ for their neighborhood in this Steward Spotlight blog post.

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Steward Spotlight: Bob Wanzel

Steward Spotlight: Bob Wanzel

In 2019, Bob Wanzel, his wife Barb, and their Bible study group helped build a pocket park in their College Hill neighborhood in North St. Louis, Missouri. Then they added Little Free Library #84421 to the park, with a focus on sharing children's books. "Our Little...

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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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