15 Gorgeous Little Free Libraries | Mental Floss

15 Gorgeous Little Free Libraries | Mental Floss.

As you are aware, I have featured the “Free Little Library” concept here in the past. When I received notice of this posting yesterday from Mental Floss (Jan.15, 2015), I immediately saved it for posting here. And, as the saying goes, “there’s no time like the present.” So, today we feature these wonderful – some “gorgeous”, yes! – “free little libraries” from around the world.

Again, I want to say, what a great idea for local communities and neighborhoods! It certainly has spurred the imaginations – and, we trust, the reading – of people all over the globe! Enjoy – here’s the introduction and one such “gorgeous” example from Ohio.

The Little Free Library movement began in Wisconsin in 2009, and gained momentum quickly. Little free libraries sprung up all over the world—outside cafes, in parks, beside full-sized libraries and bookstores, and even in people’s front yards. They have books inside for anyone to borrow, with signs inviting users to donate books. By January 2015, the number of mini libraries registered with the Little Free Library organization had grown to 22,000.

We’ve gathered some of the best photos of Little Free Libraries we could find, everything from the classic house-like structures for sale on the organization’s website to a series of little libraries in New York City sponsored by the PEN World Voices Festival and The Architectural League of New York.

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  1. […] “Art of Manliness” recently did a post on the neighborhood “little library” concept that I have featured before here. On this Friday we make it our feature in case you missed the […]


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