Gail Summerford. Bakersfield, CA. Our library was established in memory of 2 tireless advocates for children - Mary Ann Albanes and Wendy Wayne ( by 3 retiring child development center managers who thought it would be the perfect place to donate dozens of books collected over their combined 115 years in early care and education. It was built by Gail's dad and it is in the courtyard of the Bakersfield College Child Development Center.

Bonnie Suderman. Bakersfield, CA.

Jennifer Lee. Nisswa, MN. Fish Tales was born from an idea of my husband, Dan. Having ties to the original Lund Boat builders, he used his memories to design and build our LFL. Upon completion, the Library was donated to the City of Nisswa and placed by the new Welcome Center where visitors and residents can share their love of books.

Holly Lamb. Howell, MI. Funding for our Little Free Library was provided when the Friends of the Howell Carnegie Library received the Metro Detroit Book and Author Society’s Dick Johnston’s award. This partnership allows us to extend our Family Place Library resources to parents using the services at MI Works! and Mott Community College.

Karen Brunner. Hudson, WI. I am an academic librarian and grew up with a mom who would drop everything to take me to the library. Now my husband and I are doing our best to instill a love of books and libraries in our two young daughters. A big thank you to my dad for making me such a wonderful library!

This. Is. Perfection.

I know I have a lot of projects but @Little Free Library will definitely get built this summer.

Ashley Nuesmeyer. Galloway, OH. For years I've loved Little Free Libraries and always wanted one. A friend designed and built my very own Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand inspired by the TV show Arrested Development. Those who know the show can appreciate the design and quotes written on the chalkboard. I don't really have a strong theme for the Library contents. Mostly it makes me happy and that's what matters in life.

So perfect. We regularly get so wrapped up in books that we forget where we are...

Phone booth library.

Nancy Smith. Old Town, ME. My mother passed away five years ago and we had been thinking about how we could best honor her memory. She was an avid reader. We started the library with books that we had recently read and enjoyed. It has been open just over a week and seems to have developed a dedicated following here at the lake. We have witnessed both "summer people" and year round residents taking advantage of the Little Free Library.

Phyllis Gorshe. Dunedin, FL. This Little Free Library was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dunedin. It was decorated by the staff and teens at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

Jennine Duda. Minneapolis, MN. I've been enamored of these little libraries since I first learned of them. For my birthday last year, my husband built me one of my very own, utilizing the discarded basement windows from a neighbor's renovation. It. Is. AWESOME! My mother was a librarian and would be very proud of the variety of media we stock... books (naturally), but also videos, CDs, vinyl, magazines. This library is the gift that will keep on giving for years to come!

Neighborhood Book Exchange ~ Simply brilliant!

MASSACHUSETTS, Wilbraham #5265

Little Free Library. MISSOURI, Kansas City #4943 For more information on the Little Free Library Project:

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Little Free Library on Cambridge Street.

Get lost... in a book tonight. I need this sign in my classroom.

I AM going to have a free library in my front yard. Soon. It WILL happen. (Little Free Library in Kansas.)