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Trouble in the Land of Little Free Libraries December 22, 2019 – Posted in: Content, Libraries, Library Architecture

                     Todd Bol, the founder of Little Free Library, died in 2018. (Jim Mone/AP) The Washington Post is reporting on a feud in the Little Free Library world between the founder’s younger brother Tony and the Little Free Library nonprofit that Todd Bol co-founded. In early 2019, Tony Bol started Share With Others, a for-profit company that sells wooden boxes with a storage area for books.…

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The Public Collection: A new public art and literacy project July 24, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Art, Content, Library Architecture, product design, Reading / Literacy, sculpture

This August eight unique artist created libraries will grace the streets of Indianapolis. Under the moniker of The Public Collection these amazing micro libraries will be spread over the city and offer free books courtesy of the Indianapolis Public Library. The Public Collection is a blend of art and literacy.  The goal is to “increase access to books through the use of functional pieces of art in familiar settings. The initiatives are to improve literacy, foster a deeper…

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A Little Free Library loving third-grader on the power of books November 21, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Libraries, Reading / Literacy, Video

“They fuel our minds like cars and gas” – Madison I think we might have met the poster child for the Little Free Library phenomenon. Her name is Madison and she is a third grader at Wade Park, a Cleveland public school. She was interviewed as part of a feature on the “huge impact” of Little Free Libraries for  WKYC. Needless to say she stole the show. Full story at WKYC h/t The Root

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Little Free Library Love at the Seattle Design Festival September 10, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Libraries, Library Architecture, product design

This year’s Seattle Design Festival included A Little Free Library Design/Build Competition called Libraries on the Loose! The challenge:  To design, build and steward a Little Free Library (LFL) prototype that promotes community and literacy in Seattle’s neighborhoods! The budget was $150 and all entrants had to submit documentation of their efforts including assembly instructions. One goal was to establish an inexpensive prototype that could serve as a template for future LFL builders. Twenty teams entered and the winner was “Spinning Stories” by Johnston…

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