Apply for Free or Reduced-Price Charter Signs

Already have a book-sharing box? Can’t afford the full cost of the official charter signs? Little Free Library grants a limited number of free or reduced-cost charter signs to those who cannot afford to pay the full cost ($39.95 plus shipping).

Fill out the form below to request a free or reduced-cost charter sign for your existing book sharing box(es).

Before you apply, please note the following:

  • This opportunity is open to applicants worldwide.
  • Applicants will be notified of their status within the month after applying.
  • Little Free Library has limited capacity and may not be able to fulfill all requests.
An English-only charter sign on a Little Free Library

Eligibility and Expectations

What is Included?
  • Charter sign (English, English-Spanish Bilingual, or English-French Bilingual)
  • Steward’s Guide booklet
  • Paid shipping cost
Who is Eligible?

Applicants who do not meet the following requirements will not be eligible.

  • The applicant must be 18 years or older.
  • Have permission to apply on behalf of an organization (if applicable).
  • Have a local person responsible for and with regular access to each library.
  • Have all libraries installed or ready to install before applying.
  • Have confirmed library location(s) with all permissions/permits approved.*
  • One application per household or organization per year.

*Property owners are advised that zoning and other restrictions may affect the location. Applicants need all permissions and permits before submitting an application.

Recipient Agreements
  • Install all libraries and attach charter signs.
  • Set up a steward account to complete the library registration.
  • Add the library location and photo to the Little Free Library world map.
  • Share a photo and story about the impact of the library after installation.
  • Credit and tag Little Free Library when sharing on social media or in the news.
  • Respond to all follow-up communications from Little Free Library.
What does a Little Free Library steward do?

Get a quick overview of what it means to be a Little Free Library steward!

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