Community Tips

free little library in garden

Little Library – Big Benefits

Share your love of books and reading with your local community by starting a Free Little Library. The idea is to put a suitable container at the front of your home and fill it with used books that you’ve enjoyed reading.

The container can be anything from a simple plastic tub, to a repurposed piece of furniture such as a cabinet or bedside table - just make sure it’s weather proof. Finish it off with a sign inviting passers-by to take a book and/or leave one for others to enjoy.

Ask friends and neighbours to donate their used books to get you off to a good start. You could also leave a notebook and pen for comments and suggestions. It’s a great way of interacting with your local community.