A lot of small communities are not always fortunate enough to have a public library available. This is why there are little libraries that are starting to appear across the country. A little library is just like a regular library, as it is meant to be a basic book exchange on a small scale. A small container is set up on a curb or other area to have books available for free to the members of a community. The main purpose is to help promote literacy and share books in a fun and creative way.
You can visit the Little Free Library for more information and to the importance of taking a book and returning a book. This is how little free libraries operate.
Creating your own little free library is a great way to repurpose or upcycle materials you already have. All you need to do is research designs that you might want to use. Perhaps you want a simple building design to blend with your home or community. Perhaps your goal is a little free library that exists as an eye-catching piece of art. The options are yours.
For inspirational ideas, check out the examples below of what others are doing. You can then learn how to set up and run a little library in your own community.
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