Pete the Cat little free library
Laura King. Pinole, CA. My family are book lovers and we wanted a way to spread this love to others in our neighborhood. Once we got our Library box, my sister (who studies art history) thought that we should go with a Van Gogh theme. She lovingly painted the Starry Night scape across the three sides of the box and added the welcoming Sunflowers above the door. The roof and the beautiful stand were created by a local craftsman to make our library sturdy.
Van Gogh Library- Pinole, CA.
Scott Lindsley. Charlotte, NC. Our place is an urban farm surrounded by turn-of-the-century homes, new developments, great nightlife, lots of businesses, artists, etc. Our Farm is called "Linwell Farms" and we grow as much of our own fruits and veggies as possible. Given the interactive nature of our neighborhood, and our home's location on a prominent street where lots of folks come park to go to events, dining and nightlife we thought it would be a great location for a little book exchange!
little free library
Local little free library
Ken and Camille Goodwin. Houston, TX. Our library is a gift to our subdivision and we hope our neighbors enjoy exchanging books from it. Camille is a Galveston County Master Gardener and our neighbors always visit her in our gardens. She wanted the library to look like an old garden shed. It was custom built by a local cabinet maker and custom painted by a local artist.
Lois Galindo. El Paso, TX. Girl ScoutTroop 61165 provided this little free library for the community and in doing so has earned their Bronze Award. The librarian helped the girls get community involvement by hosting a design coloring contest to determine the look of the library. The winning design was created by a second grade boy. he girls held 2 bake sales to raise money for paint and supplies. Each girl holds her own book drive to keep our library stocked with books.
El Paso, TX.
Little Free Library in a pumpkin patch
Living Vicuriously: Little Free Library
Angie Fitzpatrick. Portland, OR. We love adventure! Books can really take you places. You can visit faraway lands and places in time with a book in your hands. We love books about travel and history and art. Some of our favorite books are those that teach you how to make jelly donuts or fix a bicycle or expose you to the ideas that changed the world. In the spirit of adventure we choose to protect our Little Free Library with license plates!
Nancy Seale. Indiana, PA. Our little family loves the idea of the Little Free Library so we decided to design and build one for in front of our home. We are excited to be able to share with the community and hope many benefit from the books. Our girls love to go out to the library and see the books.
Nancy Vogl. Traverse City, MI. It was built almost entirely with reclaimed wood and other materials. On the side of the library are two doors. The bottom door houses a customized bookmark. The "barn" door above houses little takeaway affirmation cards for children to take home that reinforce reading, learning and self-esteem. Because of its location, lots of neighbors are enjoying sitting on the white bench opposite the library where they can read to their children.
Traverse City, MI.
Beth Perry. Simi Valley, CA. I used to be a school clerk/librarian and really miss it. I decided I would just make my OWN library. I stocked it with books for kids and teens but they are also books big people would enjoy. I am not an expert woodworker but I'm pleased with the results -- the use of CDs for the roof literally came to me in a dream! I'm planning to plant a big tomato plant right next to the library so people can pick a book and pick a tomato.
Simi Valley, CA.
Samuel Jandt. La Crescent, MN. We are fortunate to have a wonderful bricks and mortar library in our community; we felt this would be a fun supplement and hope it is enjoyed by many! Our apple was fashioned by John Esser of Esser Construction in Eitzen Minnesota. John is very talented and used a coloring book picture and salvaged materials in his shop to construct an apple for us to enjoy here in the Apple Capital of Minnesota!
La Crescent, MN.