|Alexander Brotherton. Greenville, SC.|
- 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.
- Our Goal: To build 2,510 Little Free Libraries™—as many as Andrew Carnegie—and keep going.
- Key Strategies: Promote reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world.
Today there are thousands of these little buildings spread out around our big, blue marble. You should go check out the gallery of little libraries folks have built. They really are as diverse as the people themselves.
You can find a Little Free Library™ by looking on their Little Free Library MAP. If you choose to build one, you can then register it on their site and you will be added to their map as well!
Ok, so you can't afford to buy one, but you would like to build one? Check out this video:
You can also get free plans for each of these styles by clicking the links:
Kalamazoo Little Free Library Plans
Johnson Creek Little Free Library Plans
Dale Melenberg's Little Free Library Plans
Don't forget, you can get some inspiration from the gallery on Flickr as well as on Pinterest, just be sure to register your house as the name "Little Free Library" trademarked. The fee is just $35 and they send you a sign to put on your library as well as add you to their map. Win win for all!
Have your seen or used a Little Free Library™ in your area?