Little Free Libraries are proliferating around the world – Take a Book – Leave a Book. Here in America these libraries can found in gardens, on homeowners front lawns, in coffee shops, on outdoor trails – they are sponsored by individuals and groups whose goal is to promote literacy, to provide free reading material to children and adults and to keep books in circulation that would otherwise end up in the dump. The Little Free Libraries themselves are hand built by individuals and groups – as team, school, group or individual projects. There are many resources available to learn how to build a Little Free Library – and also a searchable World Map of Registered Free Libraries that provides a plethora of information on the history of Little Free Libraries, associated regulations and charters, locations, building ideas, free signage and books labels, and stories on how to establish, maintain and communicate about the libraries.
- See also this related article from The Atlantic – The Danger of Being Neighborly Without a Permit