Girl Scouts Are Inspiring Readers Across the U.S.

Join Girl Scouts around the country who have built or installed hundreds of Little Free Library book exchanges to improve their communities! Little Free Libraries are ideal projects for Girl Scouts at any level who want to:

Make a lasting impact in their communities. Little Free Library book exchanges are a long-lasting, sustainable way to provide books to kids, families and neighbors for years to come.

Provide an innovative solution to improve book access. Little Free Libraries are a simple but powerful tool to ensure that everyone has access to books year round (especially those who may have difficulty accessing the public library).

Make reading a part of people’s day-to-day lives in a sustainable way. Little Libraries are easy to maintain by a local caretaker (called a volunteer steward), and best of all, they make books and reading a part of people’s everyday routines.

Learn valuable building skills. Whether by using building plans to create a Library from scratch, or by assembling one of our Library Kits, Girl Scouts can learn useful carpentry skills as they build and install Little Free Libraries.

Pictured above is Girl Scout Troop #28843, who built a Little Free Library book exchange for their take-action project, as part of their World of Girls journey. Get more Girl Scout success stories!
The Little Free Library is open all the time, and the books are free. It’s a way to promote literacy and nurture the love of reading through sharing.
Chloe Bartine

Gold Award Recipient

I have loved reading since I can remember. I wanted to encourage a love of reading in others.
Abby McWhorter

Silver Award Recipient

We picked the Little Free Library project as our bronze award as a way to give back to our community and allow all kids (and adults) access to awesome books.
Hemet California Girl Scout Troop #2540

Bronze Award Recipients

Don't Forget to Register and Add Your Little Free Library Book Exchange to the World Map!

If you decide to build one or more Little Free Library book exchanges, don’t forget to register by purchasing a charter sign for each of your Libraries! When you register, you get an official charter sign, the option to list your library on our map, and more!

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