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What to Try Now: Little Free Library

Little Free Libraries are sharing books, improving literacy, and fostering community worldwide.

Want to promote literacy and foster community? Build your own neighborhood library!

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Margret Aldrich chronicles the movement that began in 2009 with the simple concept of “take a book, return a book” in The Little Free Library Book, which includes photos, helpful how-tos, and professional blueprints.

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Kits and preassembled libraries — available from Little Free Library — range from $270 to $1,500, but many of the more than 25,000 LFLs worldwide are DIY-constructions inspired by robots, animals, or architecture style — from rustic barns to Victorian mansions.

Regardless of design, the burgeoning campaign indicates that a little library makes a big impact.

 

Photos courtesy of Little Free Library.

Heidi Wachter is the staff writer for Experience Life.

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