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Family activity: Little Free Library

Enjoying the community library
Enjoying the community library
D. Nies

Little Free Libraries have been popping up in Madison neighborhoods, much to the delight of book lovers. They have been likened to birdhouses, but instead of nesting materials, these lawn libraries are filled with books.

Co-founders Rick Brooks and Todd Bol began the Little Free Libraries project to promote literacy and community. They also have the grandiose dream "to beat Andrew Carnegie’s record of 2,509 Free Libraries." Little Free Libraries have already spread to several states, so it would appear that they are on the way to achieving their goal.

Would you like a Little Free Library for your yard? Many LFL designs may be seen and purchased locally from Absolutely Art in Madison, WI. If your family would like to build your own library, here are some construction tips and plans.

Where are they located?

Little Free Library website

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