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Little Free Libraries Make Big Impact

"Take a book, leave a book."

From tiny towns situated on the tip of Cape Cod, to the surf community of Hermosa Beach, California, little free libraries have become a nationwide movement. Consisting of brightly decorated shelters that resemble small wooden houses with doors, little free libraries not only encourage a love of reading, but also promote the spirit of generosity.

Along with offering popular titles that are well known to avid readers, little free libraries can also be a wonderful tool for self-published authors. As a writer myself, I can think of few better ways to reach an expanded audience for a recently published book than to pop one into a little free library.

For those who are eager to create a mini library of their own, offers step-by-step instructions that are detailed, yet easy to understand. And once you’re finished creating your own, you can register your library to receive free book donations.

Eager to learn more about little free libraries and the history behind them? Check out, which is run by co-founder Todd Bol. You’ll not only find a map of mini libraries across the country, but also be granted access to plenty of tips that tell you how to garner community wide interest.

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