Little Free Library
 

Little Free Library

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http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/

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Todd Bol has a background in international business development. More specifically: He used to help developing countries institute social change. He’d always been known to think big and globally. But this man of social generosity couldn’t have expected that, while messing around and building things on his deck one day, a dollhouse-size structure he turned into a free community library would have the global impact it does today.Bol’s prototype spawned Little Free Library, a nonprofit that seeks to place small, accessible book exchange boxes in neighborhoods around the world. Users can purchase the boxes directly from LFL’s website, download plans to build their own or completely wing it.The concept is simple: A house-shaped box in a neighborhood holds a few dozen books. Neighbors are invited to share a book, leave a book or both.The LFL almost always uses recycled materials for the custom libraries it sells online, for an average cost of $250 to $500, but it also offers plans for making your own.

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teddbear added this to teddbear's ideas
January 8, 2015
I think I am going to do something like this, but with coupons instead.
andeemartineau added this to Porteganeau Community Details
November 6, 2014
Wouldn't this be fun to have somewhere in the common area??
mybluesky4 added this to Little Free Library
November 5, 2014
Good design, nice wood
Kimberly Lewis added this to kimberly d lewis
November 5, 2014
love this as a bird house
Sarah Mutal added this to Outside
September 29, 2014
Love it
dannaef added this to dannaef’s ideas
September 13, 2014
mini community library
kgirl76 added this to Favorites
September 12, 2014
great idea
allanest added this to allanest's Ideas
July 29, 2014
Книги
K Lee added this to Landscaping (Oahu)
July 19, 2014
Free Library outside gate
Joseph Adamo added this to joseph_adamo's Ideas
July 10, 2014
Disgn
Farahani Ibrahim added this to My mini library
June 1, 2014
I wanted to display it at my garden
Margaret Patterson added this to For Lisa
May 16, 2014
In your sweet memory, one of these will be in our front yard with a bench nearby. Later a poetry post, positioned to draw people further in and maybe sit on the porch swing you never got to see. But you will always be here, after we put in one of these.
Suzi Mara Moniz added this to Bibliotheca em frenetic de casa
April 20, 2014
Como criar uma bibliotheca em frenetic de casa. Idea para qua do eu Voltar para o Brasil! Lindo!
sunawab added this to sunawab's Ideas
April 15, 2014
Design and idea
jill3 added this to jill3's ideas
April 15, 2014
library
smackgolf725 added this to smackgolf725's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Cool
renoplans added this to renoplans's ideas
March 31, 2014
Little Free Library, a nonprofit that seeks to place small, accessible book exchange boxes in neighborhoods around the world. Users can purchase the boxes directly from LFL’s website, download plans to build their own or completely wing it. The concept is simple: A house-shaped box in a neighborhood holds a few dozen books. Neighbors are invited to share a book, leave a book or both. The LFL almost always uses recycled materials for the custom libraries it sells online, for an average cost of $250 to $500, but it also offers plans for making your own.
thedunns3 added this to front door
March 28, 2014
Library
3960tran added this to Neighborhood Library
March 25, 2014
Take a book, Return a book
oavtukhova added this to oavtukhova's ideas
March 10, 2014
Классная идея - книгообменник. Доживем?
somday added this to somday's ideas
February 19, 2014
I want to do this in memory of noni...little free library...very cool concept
lynnsmitty added this to Home style
February 16, 2014
Little Free Library
8abc1 added this to 8abc1's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Biblioteca libre
Victoria Matzus added this to victoria_matzus's ideas
February 16, 2014
Free Library
Jean Bernard added this to good ideas
February 16, 2014
Little free library
minniegirl added this to DYI projects
February 16, 2014
For cottage
Linda Phelan added this to linda_phelan's ideas
February 9, 2014
cool idea
peese added this to random cool design ideas
January 16, 2014
Little Free Library
ladybuffington added this to Inspiration
January 12, 2014
Little Free Library
kimsworth4 added this to kimsworth4's ideas
January 11, 2014
Great idea for Dove Way
gramstephens added this to Fun Ideas
January 9, 2014
do this one day in Tahoe
Nora Krings added this to nora_krings's Ideas
January 7, 2014
School service
wensharon83 added this to wensharon83's Ideas
December 9, 2013
In our new neighborhood?
Gord Galvin added this to gordgalvin's ideas
November 28, 2013
Love the concept. What a connection to the neighbours
debralem added this to mini library project
November 19, 2013
Great project for service clubs!
Jim Peterson Architect & Builder added this to Little Free Library
November 5, 2013
LittleFreeLibrary.org
joliega added this to joliega's ideas
November 2, 2013
DVDs-shelf
slpdoctor added this to Honey do projects
October 26, 2013
Photo courtesy of Little Free Library
rowlesbillie added this to rowlesbillie's Ideas
October 23, 2013
I want to do this
courtneygillis added this to book
October 23, 2013
Book
colinrogers added this to colinrogers's Ideas
October 22, 2013
Great idea!
gothmann added this to gothmann's ideas
October 20, 2013
Cool!
kyrimskyla6712 added this to kyrimskyla6712's ideas
October 14, 2013
great idea
gvzt81 added this to Laval
October 11, 2013
Je veux un librairie dans ma cours.
Sparks Interiors added this to Exterior
October 8, 2013
The concept is simple: A house-shaped box in a neighborhood holds a few dozen books. Neighbors are invited to share a book, leave a book or both.
Kaitlyn Walsh added this to Our Tiny House
October 7, 2013
What a cute idea! I wish I didn't live on such a busy street with no sidewalks :(
msmaribee added this to msmaribee's ideas
October 7, 2013
Great idea to build community.
costalcup added this to Community building
October 6, 2013
the idea!
macwd added this to macwd's ideas
October 6, 2013
for themountain house
Jodie Tavares added this to jodie_tavares's ideas
September 30, 2013
i wanna do this!!!
ecbabcock added this to build
September 24, 2013
Mailbox
Guylaine Breton added this to Exterior Ideas
September 24, 2013
mario
Stacy Marie added this to stacy_marie5599's Ideas
September 21, 2013
neighborhood idea
andrea61 added this to andrea61's ideas
September 21, 2013
Love this idea/mission!
mons_smith added this to Outside Front
September 17, 2013
Great way to meet your neighbors
aslaenb added this to aslaenb's Ideas
September 9, 2013
Kid friendly
marshy707 added this to marshy707's Ideas
September 7, 2013
Such a great idea!
mojocu added this to mojocu's ideas
September 3, 2013
Little Free Library
thekimfamily4 added this to thekimfamily4's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Bol’s prototype spawned Little Free Library, a nonprofit that seeks to place small, accessible book exchange boxes in neighborhoods around the world. Users can purchase the boxes directly from LFL’s website, download plans to build their own or completely wing it.
Joanne Pearson added this to joanne_pearson's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Awesome for a teacher
parkerhouse5 added this to parkerhouse5's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Cool
marks3 added this to marks3's Ideas
September 1, 2013
free libraries
infinity_dragon added this to infinity_dragon's Ideas
September 1, 2013
I want one!
Nancy Nicholas added this to nancy_nicholas's ideas
September 1, 2013
library
Ray Carrow added this to raycarrow40's ideas
August 31, 2013
Books
Jennifer Joyner added this to Other
August 26, 2013
Mailbox library
marnirog added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 25, 2013
little library box!
jenmcg9 added this to someday...
August 25, 2013
I love this little library idea! #booklover
duckhouse added this to Garden
August 23, 2013
Concept
prairyowl added this to prairyowl's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Something interesting & neighbourly that can be done in an area where it snows!
Sara Jensen added this to Hildrethjensen
August 17, 2013
Lending library!
solame added this to solame's Ideas
August 13, 2013
Nerdy
heirloomgirl added this to heirloomgirl's ideas
August 13, 2013
It's great idea and the scenic snow, just makes it all the better!
hkoch06 added this to Neighborhood Improvements
August 12, 2013
Little Free Library - Take a Book, Leave a Book (Love this idea for near Baltic Ave and our pond)
julierrrrr added this to julierrrrr's Ideas
August 6, 2013
Recycle
mrstinylady added this to mrstinylady's ideas
August 5, 2013
What a great idea!
Lynne Cohen added this to Favoritests
July 31, 2013
Photo courtesy of Little Free Library. I want to build one in the front yard.
Janis Bonner added this to janis_bonner's ideas
July 29, 2013
little library
watever04 added this to DIY ideas
July 27, 2013
Little free library - Laurie g
paminahaviland added this to Items
July 26, 2013
nice, poetic and intelligent.
jamievan77 added this to Exterior Ideas
July 25, 2013
little free library
marilynmimi added this to Exterior Ideas
July 22, 2013
I love the idea of sharing or passing along good books to my neighbors. This looks great.
querkus added this to querkus's ideas
July 18, 2013
great idea
echristensen66 added this to echristensen66's Ideas
July 16, 2013
Just nice
chrisandgenia added this to OUTDOOR
July 16, 2013
Cute
kissoff added this to kissoff's Ideas
July 15, 2013
Cute
patdreger added this to patdreger's ideas
July 14, 2013
lttle free library
digitalc added this to fun stuff
July 14, 2013
Idea for Samantha?
nyuki added this to nyuki's ideas
July 11, 2013
Lets make one!
halljoelton added this to halljoelton's Ideas
July 9, 2013
Great idea
carolrei123 added this to carolrei123's Favorites
July 9, 2013
Little library
beatonandrews1 added this to beatonandrews1's ideas
July 7, 2013
cool idea
ukrainkaonline added this to Neighborhood library
June 29, 2013
Great idea
jablab33 added this to jablab33's ideas
June 27, 2013
Everything
Karen added this to Fun Things
June 24, 2013
Easy and friendly
paisleycake added this to Exterior Ideas
June 24, 2013
Library/community building
dijuna added this to Landscape Ideas
June 23, 2013
Community badging and free books
kimmama added this to kimmama's ideas
June 23, 2013
little free neighborhood book swap spot
deborahowens added this to House
June 23, 2013
I want one in our front yard...
gewurtztraweener added this to Neighbourhood
June 23, 2013
Improve your neighbourhood by adding a book box outside your house.
doorman1981 added this to Community
June 23, 2013
Tiny Library Book Box
Sandrea Ballestero added this to Interesting Idea to think about...
June 23, 2013
Helpful
nancymellan added this to Home As Art and Identity
June 23, 2013
Poems for all!
joaniekriens added this to Bathroom Ideas
June 22, 2013
community
coffencupcakes added this to coffencupcakes's ideas
June 16, 2013
i love this idea
cacharlesworth added this to cacharlesworth's ideas
June 13, 2013
Little Free Library
Alicia Garcia added this to alicia_garcia190's Ideas
June 6, 2013
I love books and hate the idea of having to dispose of them because I can't keep for lack of space, so this is a great idea that lets me share them..., plus it is really charming!
kellandd added this to kellandd's Ideas
June 1, 2013
Love this idea, share with library team
Kate B added this to exterior
May 30, 2013
I am so excited about this idea
drmgrm added this to drmgrm's ideas
May 18, 2013
Good idea, help others
Paula Cipolli Design added this to Misc Ideas
May 15, 2013
Concept of LFL
ollynn added this to easy to make
May 13, 2013
Cottage idea
Keri-Lyn Smith added this to kitchens
May 8, 2013
start in our community
jnnlw added this to garden
May 2, 2013
mini library
Sheri Deal added this to cool ideas
April 29, 2013
free library
casb40 added this to casb40's ideas
April 29, 2013
Fantastic idea
designmania added this to designmania's Ideas
April 29, 2013
wonderful
janetbike added this to janetbike's ideas
April 26, 2013
Lending Library
pportrush added this to pportrush's ideas
April 26, 2013
Right up my alley
alliekat17 added this to alliekat17's Favorites
April 22, 2013
Love this idea
jlkmadison added this to jlkmadison's Ideas
April 20, 2013
Little free library. Do this!
vanessacg added this to Little Free Library Neighbourhood Idea.
April 19, 2013
WIll this work in SA? The WHOLE THING may be stolen. May be in a Complex, or Security Estate. Not in an "open" suburb though.
lenbrevik added this to lenbrevik's Ideas
April 18, 2013
Free library cool idea
gwagsiegirl added this to LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN IDEAS
April 17, 2013
WHAT A GREAT IDEA! A MINI LIBRARY OF BOOKS TO TAKE FOR FREE!
Shayda Boevé added this to Home
April 17, 2013
Hahaha wat leuk!
maryl46 added this to maryl46's ideas
April 15, 2013
Love the idea.....we should start one in persimmon.
Randall Hughes added this to Patio Ideas
April 14, 2013
Maybe a mini library in your own subdivision or area.
Melissa Turek-Fleischman added this to Exterior Ideas
April 14, 2013
Great idea for my neighborhood. =)
jckitchensolvers added this to jckitchensolvers's Ideas
April 14, 2013
Great idea for Cherry Creek 3
padeecake added this to padeecake's ideas
April 14, 2013
Make one to put near the pool area?
annyf added this to annyf's ideas
April 11, 2013
Want to do this in the new neighborhood!
juttaleuenberg added this to juttaleuenberg's ideas
April 11, 2013
eier verkaufen
~elaine added this to ezgardengal's ideas
April 10, 2013
sweet idea.
heatherstein added this to Landscape Ideas
April 10, 2013
I've got tons of books. I bet the older people in the neighborhood would participate.
Jessica Soloe added this to jessicasoloe's Ideas
April 10, 2013
Perfect outside library for the farm!
Opulence interiors added this to oi2012's ideas
April 10, 2013
mini
zamom added this to diy
April 9, 2013
Great idea
ksconyers added this to ksconyers's ideas
April 9, 2013
this is such a fun idea!
nathaliedaneau added this to nathaliedaneau's Ideas
April 7, 2013
I want to share books and have other people share books with me also. This is fantastik!
tvhaddad added this to tvhaddad's ideas
April 5, 2013
Books
Warren Bailey added this to Landscaping Front /Courtyard
April 5, 2013
AWESOME COMMUNITY IDEA......IM CALLING MY CARPENTER ASAP
stradavar added this to stradavar's Ideas
April 4, 2013
Great idea
yoohoo_04 added this to outdoor
April 4, 2013
lending library
lucasino added this to zahrada
April 4, 2013
Mise pro tento rok
sbrandvold added this to sbrandvold's ideas
April 4, 2013
talk to Tryna about this.
Lisa Brown added this to lisa_brown636's ideas
April 4, 2013
awesome
nancyjljones added this to nancyjljones's Ideas
April 3, 2013
Eagle Scout project
mashby17 added this to Home Landscaping
April 3, 2013
Little free Library
anapaulalobaton added this to anapaulalobaton's Ideas
April 3, 2013
Asi pero dentro de un cuarto :D Tipo una mini casita de pajarito :P
Peggy Herrmann added this to peggy_herrmann's Ideas
April 2, 2013
Island project
duena added this to duena's ideas
April 1, 2013
biblioteca
Sara Fonseca added this to The Trysaratop's Den
April 1, 2013
Near mailbox- share a book, leave a book or both!
christietoo added this to CH'S IDEA BOOK
April 1, 2013
FREE LIBRARY BOOKS Book It: Bring a Mini Library to Your Front Yard (1 / 11) The concept is simple: A house-shaped box in a neighborhood holds a few dozen books. Little Free Library community members are invited to share a book, leave a book or both. The LFL almost always uses recycled materials for the custom libraries it sells online, for an average cost of $250 to $500, but it also offers plans for making your own. Little Free Library Photo courtesy of Little Free Library Photo Details: Url:http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/
njoprice added this to Little Free Library
April 1, 2013
The concept is simple: A house-shaped box in a neighborhood holds a few dozen books. Little Free Library community members are invited to share a book, leave a book or both. The LFL almost always uses recycled materials for the custom libraries it sells online, for an average cost of $250 to $500, but it also offers plans for making your own.
roddyangusshaw added this to roddyangusshaw's Ideas
April 1, 2013
Great idea.
jennyluttrell added this to jennyluttrell's Ideas
March 31, 2013
Cool
sglow added this to sglow's Favorites
March 31, 2013
Library
Janice Graham added this to janice_graham7040's Ideas
March 31, 2013
Library
samackerman added this to samackerman's ideas
March 31, 2013
like idea
gilhooly added this to gilhooly's Ideas
March 30, 2013
Books
lydiaf added this to etcetera!
March 30, 2013
Wonderful!!
vaporzwr added this to vaporzwr's Ideas
March 30, 2013
Mini library
chereeb2 added this to chereeb2's Favorites
March 30, 2013
Cool idea
fernleaf added this to fernleaf's Ideas
March 30, 2013
Great idea great for community.
debaruth added this to debaruth's Ideas
March 30, 2013
Gotta do it!
pamcake47 added this to pamcake47's ideas
March 30, 2013
Must do this
wynnepeg added this to wynnepeg's Ideas
March 30, 2013
charter for little free library
Suzie Wadi added this to suzie_wadi's Ideas
March 30, 2013
Ingenious! Love it Love it!
Leslie Dawson Int Design The Cupcake Garden added this to Totally Unique!
March 29, 2013
Little Free Community Library Box
christineleggett added this to Little Free Library
March 29, 2013
The concept is simple: A house-shaped box in a neighborhood holds a few dozen books. Little Free Library community members are invited to share a book, leave a book or both. The LFL almost always uses recycled materials for the custom libraries it sells online, for an average cost of $250 to $500, but it also offers plans for making your own.
Melanie Mallory added this to melanie_mallory's Ideas
March 29, 2013
Love love this idea!
frannyanny added this to Forever After
March 29, 2013
Awesome idea. 2013/03/29
dottie25 added this to neighborhood ideas
March 29, 2013
Little Lending Library
sherilynne73 added this to General house ideas
March 29, 2013
neighbourhood book sharing
judehat added this to judyhatkoski's ideas
March 29, 2013
little free library
egreef added this to Libraries
March 29, 2013
small free community library,
Rajnish_Kumar Sharma added this to rajnish_kumar_sharma's ideas
March 29, 2013
letter box
fjames added this to fjames's Favorites
March 29, 2013
I like this idea, Why we share books
Beth Armstrong added this to My Exteriors
March 28, 2013
Lending Library
Mary Hoyles added this to mary_hoyles's ideas
March 28, 2013
love books , love that anyone can borrow ....
anncarolb added this to Mini Library Ideas
March 28, 2013
Little Free Library
globalkaysie added this to globalkaysie's Ideas
March 28, 2013
little free libraries
Elena Lutsenkova added this to elena_lutsenkova's ideas
March 28, 2013
nice book box
pdhawk added this to pdhawk's ideas
March 28, 2013
I love everything about this idea!
isabelinha added this to isabelinha's Ideas
March 28, 2013
This is beatiful
Lynn Hutchison added this to lynn_hutchison431's ideas
March 28, 2013
Would luv to see this in all neighborhoods..
jkola added this to jkola's ideas
March 28, 2013
mini lending library
dianachristensen added this to kaiser’s ideas
March 28, 2013
Little Free Library. Awesome.
Sylvie Delisle added this to sylvie_delisle's ideas
March 28, 2013
Quelle idée géniale
jfpr7 added this to Becca's
March 28, 2013
Put inside entrance to apartment. Add hooks to hang keys and such. Add purse, cell and mail to the shelf.
janahaamy added this to janahaamy's ideas
March 28, 2013
Idea
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March 28, 2013
Little Free Library
lesduke added this to Whimsical additions
March 28, 2013
Great idea i love this
Kaire Varrik added this to kaire_varrik's ideas
March 28, 2013
Uskumatu, aga mujal ilmas saab ka nii raamatuid laenutada ja lugeda1!
catita61 added this to catita61's ideas
March 27, 2013
Eso está excelente¡¡
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