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5 Favorite Little Free Library Designs

The Children’s Book Review | September 10, 2019

One of our favorite pastimes is riding around our local neighborhood—usually by electric scooter—and stocking Little Free Libraries with books. Little Free Libraries can be found around the world and have to be one of the most significant grassroots movements for book sharing! It’s such a simple concept: Take a book. Leave a book.

It all started when Todd Bol built a book exchange box, resembling a schoolhouse, in 2009 as a tribute to his mother. Since then, the non-profit organization, Little Free Library, has dramatically increased access to books for so many readers all around the world and of different socioeconomic backgrounds. All the while, inspiring a love of reading while bringing communities together and sparking neighborhood creativity. Which brings us to share with you some of our most favorite Little Free Library designs.

But first, if you want to know about starting your own Little Free Library, check out the little video over on the official Little Free Library site. There’s also a map you can use to locate the libraries all around the globe.

5 Creatively Designed Little Free Libraries

A person standing in a garden, with Little Free Library

We love this modern-rustic look and the succulent garden roof. Image from Chronicle Books.

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A librarian converted this 110-year-old tree. Magical! Image from littlefreelibrary.org.

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This one is an absolute hoot! Image from takepart.com.

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Classic and nostalgic for Snoopy fans! Image from Little Free Library.

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Sweet, stable, and hand-painted is a heartwarming touch for this unique library. Image from The Children’s Book Review.

Do you have a Little Free Library in your neighborhood? Any that are uniquely or creatively designed? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

A special shout-out to Razor Worldwide for the EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter. It’s great to have a ‘green’ and super fun way to make our book deliveries! The bamboo deck is very cool. Highly recommended!

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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