Little Free Library Love at the Seattle Design Festival September 10, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Libraries, Library Architecture, product design – Tags: little free library, Seattle
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 Architects.
From the call for entries:
Little Free Libraries are small-scale book shelters that function as “take-a-book, leave a-book” gathering places. They provide a location where the free exchange of books, ideas, stories, and interests contribute to a shared experience valued by neighbors and visitors. Literacy forms the foundation of educational and professional opportunity. Our communities are our neighbors, family, and friends, providing a network of support and connection. Consider the library as more than just an enclosure for books, but as a part of a system that supports professional opportunity and community resiliency, through the ever-changing collection of books and the spontaneous interactions they provide.
More at the Seattle Times: Little Free Libraries show some novel charm
Photos of Spinning Stories by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times