Steward Book Directory

If you’re a Little Free Library steward in need of books, you’re in the right place! The Steward Book Directory below showcases opportunities for stewards to receive free books from individuals and organizations worldwide. Use the search bar and/or filters to refine the opportunities listed on the wall to meet your criteria. Please contact us if you need to remove or edit your existing listing on the directory. Please note this is NOT a place for stewards to list their libraries. Individual little libraries will NOT be listed on this directory.

If you are a publisher and would like to participate in a book giveaway of 100+ copies, please contact Margret Aldrich at maldrich@littlefreelibrary.org. View our publisher PDF to learn more about the ways we’d love to work together!

Here After

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
US,

We’re partnering with Zibby Media to give away 100 copies of Here After by Amy Lin to lucky stewards in the U.S.!

Date: February 1, 2024 until March 1, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 100 Book Type: Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
The entry period runs through February 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 100 winners will be randomly selected by Little Free Library staff and notified by email. Limit one (1) entry per person. Entering more than once will disqualify you from winning. Open to LFL stewards in the U.S. Must be 13 or older to enter.

The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
US,

Thanks to our friends at Penguin Random House, we’re giving away 100 copies of The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise by Colleen Oakley to lucky stewards in the U.S.!

Date: February 1, 2024 until March 1, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 100 Book Type: Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
The entry period runs through February 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 100 winners will be randomly selected by Little Free Library staff and notified by email. Limit one (1) entry per person. Entering more than once will disqualify you from winning. Open to LFL stewards in the U.S. Must be 13 or older to enter.

ENMU Activity Book

Who can apply?
Stewards in
New Mexico, Chihuahua, Mexico, Western Texas,
in
US, MX,

ENMU has a 12-page activity book available for children. This book includes coloring pages, mazes, word searches, and much more

Date: until April 11, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 5000 Book Type: Children’s books, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
Contact John Houser, Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications at john.houser@enmu.edu

Seeds from the Moon LFL

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
US,

Seeds from the Moon is a collection of poems deeply inspired by love, loss, rebirth, and new love. 71 poems in rhythmic sequence from highs to lows to uplifting highs once again.

Date: until April 27, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 50 Book Type: Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
Hi! Please email me at jcbrunet07@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send over a copy. Thanks!

Request Books in Denver

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Denver, Colorado,
in
US,

BookGive is a nonprofit organization that sparks a lifelong love of reading by fueling metro Denver with free books. We distribute new and nearly new books throughout the metro area.

Date: until June 17, 2024 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 5000 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Children’s books, Young adult, Adult fiction/nonfiction, Diverse books, Book Conditions: New books, Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
Any Denver metro organization that needs books can request books at any time. We can box up a donation for your organization, or you can send a rep to choose what’s best for the people you serve. The Free Book Room is open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 9 am-12 pm. Browse the Free Book Room for your own reading, to give books as gifts, or to replenish your Little Free Library. The Free Book Room is located at the BookGive Service Station, 4890 Lowell Blvd in Denver.

Queen City Book Bank Provides Free Used Books

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Cincinnati Metro Area,
in
US,

The Queen City Book Bank, located in Cincinnati, OH, is happy to provide gently used books through our Book Giveaway Days and through special requests as needed to stewards and community partners. Books will need to be picked up in the Cincinnati, OH area.

Date: until September 6, 2024 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 1000 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Diverse books, Book Conditions: Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
Our upcoming Book Giveaway days will be held on: October 24, 2023, March 26, 2024, and July 9, 2024. If you would like to request books at a different time, please email Shymain at Shymain@queencitybookbank.org.

Algonquin Chapter NSDAR

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Benton Harbor, MI, Brigman, MI, Berrien Springs, MI,
in
US,

These are books that I collected for a DAR project and I have more books than I need for my literacy project.

Date: until September 6, 2024 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 300 Book Type: Children’s books, Book Conditions: New books, Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
Send email to Victoria Hamilton at hamilton5654@att.net

Free Books from Greenville Literacy Association

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Upstate South Carolina,
in
US,

GLA gets over 160,000 books donated annually for the Really Big Book Sale. Many of these books don’t pass our standards for the book sale but are still great books. We would like to rehome these.

Date: October 24, 2023 until October 23, 2024 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 100 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Book Conditions: Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
The numbers of books to donate will vary week to week. Email ellen.lane@greenvilleliteracy.org to request or get more info.

I Love You Daddy Caddy

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
US,

Catherine and Chloe love to play their favorite sport—golf. They have played many junior tournaments like most competitive junior golfer, they like to win! They always keep grinding and never give up. Link to book description

Date: until December 8, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 50 Book Type: Children’s books, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
Click the button below and fill out the request form!

Impact LFL Program Steward Support

Who can apply?
Stewards in
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware,
in
US,

BookSmiles is pleased to offer books for LFL stewards who have been named Impact program recipients or whose library is in a book desert. Books must be picked up in person in New Jersey.

Date: until January 8, 2025 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 50 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Children’s books, Young adult, Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
You will need to be an Impact program recipient or steward a library in a book desert (see Unite for Literacy's Book Desert Map - linked above - to verify your location) to qualify for this opportunity. Please pick up books at BookSmiles, 7300 North Crescent Blvd. #10, Pennsauken, NJ 08110 during operating hours.

Banned Books Back!

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Florida,
in
US,

This listing offers children’s books recently pulled from school shelves due to book banning to LFL stewards in Florida. Learn more about Firestorm Books!

Date: until June 10, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 50 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Diverse books, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
The universe works in mysterious ways, and on a chilly day in November, our little anarchist bookshop found itself in possession of 22,500 children's books pulled from schools in Duval County, Florida, by small-minded book banners. With heavy hearts for the kids who might never get to read these stories, we committed ourselves to getting them into the hands of young folks. In early 2024, we're sending Banned Books Back! Members of our community will package and ship 5 to 6 books per request—either picture books for ages 4–8 or chapter books for ages 8–12—along with other goodies, like stickers and zines. LFL Stewards in the state of Florida are invited to apply.

Let Us Descend

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
US,

Hardcover copies of Jesmyn Ward’s LET US DESCEND, an Oprah’s Book Club pick and one of the most celebrated novels of 2023, are available!

Date: January 11, 2024 until August 31, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 200 Book Type: Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
Submit your info via the Google form link.

Austin Area Free Book Box

Who can apply?
Stewards in
Austin, Texas,
in
US,

As a LFL Volunteer, we have gathered multiple boxes of books from many libraries and business around the Austin Area. Each box contains 30+ books and for a limited time we can give 1-2 boxes each.

Date: until February 5, 2025 Delivery Type: In-Person Pickup Books Available: 1500 Book Type: Mixed reading level, Book Conditions: New books, Gently used books,
How to Request Books:
Please only be a Steward located in the Austin Area - Williamson / Travis County area. This is available for pickup in Liberty Hill Each steward can receive 1 - 2 boxes of books that are filled with around 30+ books each. Please fill out the survey link to schedule!

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Who can apply?
Stewards in
All Regions,
in
US,

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of RED RISING by Pierce Brown with a copy for your LFL! The book, set in the future on Mars, follows lowborn miner Darrow as he infiltrates the ranks of the elite Golds.

Date: February 21, 2024 until December 31, 2024 Delivery Type: Mail Books Available: 200 Book Type: Adult fiction/nonfiction, Book Conditions: New books,
How to Request Books:
Please fill out the Typeform to claim your paperback copy of RED RISING!
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