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
At Little Free Library we work hard to build community, inspire a love of reading, and spark creativity in neighborhoods all around the world. Achieving this would be impossible if it weren’t for amazing Little Free Library stewards who are committed to making a...read more
This post is part of Little Free Library’s Steward Spotlight series! For Katie Larson, starting a Little Free Library was a natural extension of her job as a seventh grade language arts teacher. Katie said, "I'm crazy obsessed with this Library and it's one of the...read more
This post is part of Little Free Library’s Steward Spotlight series! Adam Seelig, a technology education teacher at John G. Borden Middle School in Wallkill, New York, found a creative way to bring five Little Free Libraries to his small community: make it a summer...read more
Activities and Crafts
Unless you've been living under a stack of books, you're probably aware of organizer-extraordinaire Marie Kondo and her mission to declutter the planet. To achieve that mission, Kondo—author of the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and star of the...read more
Starting in 2016, Little Free Library volunteer steward Margaret Farmer has hosted a "Trick or Treat and Read" event at her Library in Boston. It's a fun way to encourage kids to read on the spookiest night of the year! If you get lots of trick-or-treaters every year,...read more
Looking for a quick and easy way to decorate your Library? Consider using exterior vinyl decals! That's what Scarlett Herreman, steward of Library #68402 in Topeka, KS, did to add some flair to her Library. Scarlett started by purchasing the Acadia Library from our...read more