What is a little free library?
Have you seen a little library in your neighbourhood or park? These mini book exchanges are popping up everywhere! Meant to share books and foster community involvement, anyone can be a free library steward if you have the space and the books.
A little free library can be any indoor or outdoor space, in all sizes and shapes, which allows the public to pick a free book and return one to replace it! Whether its a wooden box, or a little trailer, these colorful little libraries are easy to spot! So start looking around your community and find these hidden treasures. Get ready to show your gratitude to a fellow bookophile!
About #minibooksharE Day
On November 4th, Book Fairies around the world are getting EXCITED to look for these amazing mini-book exchanges and hide our favorite books! The lovely team at Little Free Libraries is helping us in spreading the word by getting the word out to their 50,000 registered stewards with an article in their October newsletter!
These little libraries are all over the world, and in your local community! Here is a short introduction of one such library in Australia –
While Little Free Library has a pretty comprehensive map on their site, not everyone opts to be on the world map. So feel free to search around your neighbourhood for these libraries! Whether its near a school, learning centre, community centre, parks, tourist locations, cafes, or locations where people walk by often, these libraries are easy to find!