Start Your Own Little Free Library

Over on the FF LSW Room Martha pointed the way to a Neat Story on the Little Free Library.

Our Mission
To promote literacy and the love of reading
by building free book exchanges worldwide.
To build a sense of community as we share
skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
To build more than 2,510 libraries
around the world--more than Andrew Carnegie!

Your Little Free Library can be for adults ,children, or both. The important thing is to offer a positive selection of good reading that is appropriate to your community. Your collection can be about history, heroes, art; even “how-to” books and classics.

A couple of weeks ago, Holben and a 13-year-old friend drove to Hudson and spent a Saturday constructing their Little Free Library, under Bol's supervision. The following Monday, Bol came to St. Paul, dug the hole for the post, and planted the library. Since then, Holben reported, there has been a steady stream of library users.


Sage is one of my wonderful co-workers at the library at Metropolitan State University, but her real work is as a kick-ass neighborhood activist.

I have built my own library, but it is in a church. The church is open to all, all day long. It has a great variety of reading material. The most popular is the Christian romance. I have many more volumes yet to add to it. Not so many more Christian romance.

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