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Steve and Ellie Peck. Bremerton, WA. We want to change the face of this neighborhood and lift up our community! With the new park across the street and lots of pedestrian traffic this is a great place for Bremerton's 1st Little Free Library. Steve built this library and did a phenomenal job with every detail. From roofing to weather stripping our library is rock solid and Designed to last! This was his birthday present to his wife Ellie and she is thrilled to have this in her front yard.

Jen Reardon. Batavia, NY. I have loved books and reading my whole life. I found out about and decided to have my friend's dad, a custom woodworker, build a library box for me. He did a beautiful job and I added the colorful paint combination. It's been a hit in the neighborhood since I opened it and I've had so many positive comments from neighbors and strangers alike! It's a great way for a community to come together.

Elizabeth Maltby. New Orleans, LA. I asked my husband to help our boys make me one for Mother's Day. They did a wonderful job making it! The plexi roof even protects the door a bit and lets in some light from the streetlight above. Before the project was actually finished my father passed away of cancer. He was a huge reader and would have loved to have books so readily available in his neighborhood. This library is officially dedicated to Allan Robert Engle.

S. Goswick. Dallas, TX. We have an avid young reader in our family who has a hard time getting rid of anything, including books! But trading books in a neighborhood Little Free Library was something to get excited about. There may be no better way to encourage a young reader than a front yard Little Free Library. We hope our library will encourage reading of all ages from children to adults, and we keep various types of books inside.

Dennis and Mickey Chick. Lakeville, MN. Our Little library is built to look like a Minnesota north woods cabin. It's been exciting to meet neighbors as they drop by to share the enjoyment of reading!

The Free Little Library by Stereotank encourages people to (quite literally) pop their head in, pick out a book or leave one behind. With small windows in and out, it remains semi-private without feeling claustrophobic in the face of its small volume.

Build a classic Little Free Library with blueprints and instructions provided on the Little Free Library website:

Joyce Graham. Clearfield, PN. This Little Free Library has been very well received in the neighborhood. I have been telling everybody that I run into about it! Yesterday at a yard sale I mentioned my LFL to a woman and she gave me all of the books that she had out for sale. She said that she would gladly support anybody that is promoting literacy and community. This has been a wonderful experience. I hope to make this a success. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for the support!

Marla Frazee. Pasadena, CA. Our library is primarily focused on children's picture books, so it was designed to be easily accessible to a child reader. There's a rock to sit on, a low shelf, and an easy-to-open door. There are books in plenty of other genres, too. Please come and enjoy.

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Make a Free Little Library for the Neighborhood

Little Free Library is a creative idea, thought up by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, that aims to promote literacy and bring communities together by putting up mini libraries in neighborhoods around the world. Started in 2009, it's a nonprofit that seeks to place these small, accessible book exchange boxes right in front of a house or on a street corner. (Take a book, return a book.)

Cleveland Neighborhood of Oklahoma City, OK. Cleveland Neighborhood’s Little Free Library is finally installed at its resting place on the Venice Boulevard median near N.W. 28th street. Our Little Free Library was designed and well built by architect Amy Butler and Lauren Shelton of Miles Associates of Oklahoma City. They did an excellent job mirroring Cleveland’s deco-style entrance sign in their design and that is what makes it so special! It’s a piece of art on the parkway!