Little Free Libraries are, indeed, popping up all over. Since the first one in Hudson, Wisconsin, the simple, yet profound idea of sharing books via these little structures has spread across the U.S. and into Mexico, Canada, Germany, Ghana and the U.K. More are in the works in France, Afghanistan, Nepal, India and more. The Little Free Library goal is to build more libraries than Andrew Carnegie, who built 2,510.

Want to get involved and establish a Little Free Library in your community? Here are some tips and resources to help you get started, along with photos of completed libraries to get your library design juices flowing.

  • Become a Little Free Library Steward
  • Where to put your Little Free Library (See #3)
  • Tips for Builders
  • Building Plans and Instructions
  • Builders: Join the conversation on the Neighborhood Library Builders Guild Facebook Page
  • Buy a pre-built Little Free Library
  • Build a Collection of Books
  • Can’t build one of your own? Help fund a Little Free Library through the Pay it Forward fund.
  • Contact Little Free Library






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Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist focused on coworking, collaboration and community. She's the author of Coworking Out Loud, a guide to content marketing for coworking space operators. Publications include Yes!