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The Little Free Library

It’s just that simple – take a book or leave a book for someone else. Little Free Libraries are everywhere in neighborhoods, parks, and other public places. Each one is unique and, of course, its stock of books is unique.

The Little Free Library’s vision is “a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege.”

So far these are the only two I’ve photographed, but I’ve seen others around town. There are five steps to establish a library:

  • Identify a Location and Steward
  • Get a Library (the website has kits available for the basic design if you don’t want to start from scratch on building yours)
  • Register Your Library
  • Build Support
  • Add your library to the world map and you’re open!

To find out if you have a Little Free Library near you click on this link: Little Free Library Map Type the name of your city in the box and click search. An interactive map will pop up showing nearby Little Free Libraries. This link takes you to their website if you would like more information about the Little Free Library program and/or setting up a library.

I was surprised to see so many around my neighborhood that now I’m on a mission to visit them as I travel around the city. And, yes, I’m slowly cleaning out my overstocked book shelves!

Grab a book and read!

2 thoughts on “The Little Free Library”

  1. I am a big fan of the Little Free Libraries! There are two in our neighborhood, and I often see them at campgrounds – which is a great idea! I’d love to have one, but the cost is pretty high and building one is beyond our talents. For now, I put books in the free little libraries (and take them, too).

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