Sharing books is awesome, without a doubt. But, Little Free Libraries aren’t just about sharing books. They’re like mini-town squares where neighbors and sometimes strangers from around the globe, can connect and share ideas.

Library #12336 in Los Angeles, California.

Library #12336 in Los Angeles, California.

Here are some creative ways to use your Little Free Library for more than just traditional book sharing.

Tiny Books

Using post-it notes, this template for 3″ x 3″ post-it notes, this template for 1.5″ x 2″ post-it notes and these handy instructions, you can create your own mini-books for your Library.

These could be treasures that you encourage people to take home, or they could be a clever guest book. There is actually a worldwide Miniature Book Society that you can join, if you’d like to take things to the next level.

A big thank you to steward Barb Williamson for sharing her tiny book templates with us!

Bicycle Tours

Jazz up your neighborhood bike ride by turning it into a Little Free Library bike tour. Use the World Map to find Little Free Library book exchanges in your area and map out a route.

Then, gather up family, friends and neighbors, pick a meeting point and head out! Bring books with you to help stock the Little Free Libraries you visit. You could disperse into small groups or visit each Little Library together.

Click here to see how one Little Free Library Family Ride was done in Seattle, Washington.

More Love Letters

Heard of the More Love Letters movement? This serendipitous, spontaneous, find-a-love-letter, brighten someone’s day movement is a great match with Little Free Libraries around the world. Start spreading the love. 🙂

Good Gym

Whether you jog for recreation or are training for your next marathon, make your run extra meaningful. Plan your route so that you pass by a few Little Free Libraries and drop off a few books.

Take inspiration from the awesome folks at Good Gym, who’ve turned running into rewarding community service as well as exercise.


Are you using your Little Free Library in a creative way? Contact Us. We’d love to hear about it and share it here.

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