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
FFA is a student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. The Miami East High School FFA chapter in Casstown, Ohio, recently won a very special award for their Little Free Library project. Last spring, 22 high school students and members of the...read more
Richard Murray put up Little Free Library #15700 in the North Chicago suburbs in 2014. He spent several years acting as its volunteer steward, trying out different ideas like adding a guest book for comments and a water dish for dogs. He'd reached that happy moment...read more
Savannah Lewis knew that many rural neighborhoods and small towns in Texas did not have public libraries or easy access to books. So for her Girl Scout Gold Award, she focused on ways that she could provide easy access to affordable books in rural neighborhoods near La Vernia, Texas. She ultimately built two Little Free Library book-sharing boxes…read more
Activities and Crafts
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
When Brooke Fossey, steward of Little Free Library #52072, moved to Pittsford, NY, she decided to bring one of her favorite activities with her: Kidical Mass group bike rides for kids and families. She established a local chapter and brought members of her community...read more