Little Free Libraries application process is now closed
We would like to thank all of those who submitted applications. Notifications will be made soon. If you were not chosen, perhaps you will consider building a Little Free Library of your own to keep the project growing!
The Little Free Libraries project began in Madison, Wisconsin and has spread across the United States and around the world. Bringing the libraries project to Yamhill County was the inspiration of Reading for All’s McMinnville Literacy Action Team. Little Free Libraries are small libraries which provide easy access to books with a “take a book, leave a book” philosophy. At the same time, they help to build a sense of community centered on the love of reading.
Originally planning to build two Little Free Libraries, Reading for All was selected as the recipient of this years Lowe’s Heroes Program. Reading for All has teamed up with Lowe’s employees and Hillside Retirement Community residents to build eighteen Little Free Libraries. Now completed, each of the libraries is being put up for adoption to a good home. It is our goal to have at least one in each town in Yamhill County.
Once homes are found, Lowe’s will arrange to come and install the little library. Typical installation would be in the front yard of a community member’s home near the sidewalk to provide easy access for others to enjoy. The books for the libraries will originally be supplied by Reading for All and will include both adult level and children’s books. Each library will be registered with the Little Free Libraries organization who will provide additional resources and place the library on their locations map. As communities begin to embrace their little library the hope is that individuals will start adding their own favorites to share with others! For more information about the international project, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.
If you have questions or would like further information please contact:
Michele Bergeron, Reading for All Coordinator