A decade ago, Susan and Joe Myers set up a Little Free Library outside their San Francisco home. It has been a source of joy for them and their neighbors who have been happily exchanging books, and snagging free dog treats. — Read the rest
Visit your local "Free Little Library" on July 30th to participate in Cartoonist Kayfabe's Comic Book Christmas in JULY, The Cartoonist Kayfabe Guys announced that every year from here on out, they will be donating comics to their local "Free Little Libraries." — Read the rest
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, I've noticed more Little Free Libraries popping up outside people's homes. Boing Boing pal Howard Rheingold even made a Little Free Art Gallery! Now, Jeremiah Carter, age 10, and his dad David Carter of Saskatchewan, Canada built a Little Free Stick Library for dogs! — Read the rest
I've seen reports that Little Free Libraries are being turned into free food pantries to help folks in this time of coronavirus. Now, hilariously, there's one in Seattle that's been converted into a "Peep Show," complete with a hot pink neon sign, and a rooftop one that reads "Chicks! — Read the rest
Librarian, artist, and bookbinder Sharalee Armitage Howard of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho decided that rather than dig up the stump of the 110-year-old cottonwood tree in her yard, she'd transform it into a little free library, or rather little tree library. Her creation sparks the imagination and exudes a sense of wonder and welcoming. — Read the rest
People's Pantry Cincy in Cincinnati, Ohio commissioned artists to convert old newspaper boxes into miniature food pantries for neighborhood residents to donate or take food items.
"As a dietitian, I've always believed that no one should go hungry," project designer Lisa Andrews said. — Read the rest
Residents of an awfully tony neighborhood in San Francisco, California can't keep their Little Free Library open. Of all the asshole things to do, some vandals keep destroying it!
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The idea is to encourage neighborhood interaction, but the Little Free Library at Noe and 15th streets has become an exercise in frustration.
I happened upon this mini-library in my neighborhood and am so impressed with the movement that Little Free Library has started that I am getting one together for our street. The concept is simple: put a charming box full of books in a public place, encourage people to share them and to contribute their own. — Read the rest
Jennifer Meeks, wife of Arkansas State GOP Rep. Stephen Meeks, thinks people shouldn't read books that "don't align with our Christian values." So she drives around towns in her area, removing frowned-upon books from Little Free Library Kiosks and replacing them with books about her God. — Read the rest
In Kansas, 9-year-old Spencer Collins has been told by authorities that he must stop sharing books with his neighbors, and close the little free library–honestly, it's just a bookshelf–in his yard. Its slogan was "take a book, leave a book," but city government is mostly about the taking. — Read the rest
The Little Free Library is a project from Stereotank: a freestanding, inverted plastic tank that you stick your head into in order to browse the books that are sheltered from the elements. It's been installed in New York's Nolita.
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The Architectural League of New York partnered with Pen World Voices Festival to bring Little Free Library to New York City.
Library Lab posted about World Book Night applications a couple of months ago and it's coming up tomorrow. According their website, "World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. — Read the rest