You’ve heard of libraries, but what about little free libraries? We love little libraries because they are fun, easy, and have a positive impact on their neighbourhood!
What is a little free library?
Little free libraries are a relatively new trend designed to strengthen communities and offer free and easy access to books for everyone! Each little library is about the size of a mailbox, and can offer a whole variety of books. Most little libraries have a philosophy of “anything goes,” meaning that you can find just about anything, from children’s books to history books. Little free libraries have grown into a worldwide phenomenon, with locations in many countries including Australia, Denmark, India, and Brazil!
How do little free libraries work?
Little free libraries work differently from traditional libraries, because there is no system of book exchange. When you take a book from a little free library, there is no loan period, and no obligation to return it! You can take and leave books in little libraries at your own discretion. If your children have outgrown their first picture books, why not leave them in your local little library for other kids in your neighbourhood? If you’re looking for something new to read this evening, take a quick stroll to a little library near you.
Where can I find little free libraries?
How can I start my own little free library?
One of the greatest things about little free libraries is that you can create your own anytime! Order a little free library from a catalogue, or try your hand at carpentry and build your own! Check out this site for more information on how to register, ideas for your library, and more.