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Building a Little Library: How One Child Harnessed the Power of Persuasion to Mobilize Her Village

Smart Parents | Posted 10.17.2016 | Parents
Smart Parents

By Patty Reinert Mason If you're the parent of an elementary schooler, there's a good chance you are hearing a lot about project-based learning this ...

5 Reasons To Love Little Free Libraries

Margret Aldrich | Posted 06.15.2015 | Books
Margret Aldrich

When my husband and I planted a Little Free Library -- a community book exchange -- in front of our Minneapolis bungalow, the response from the neighb...

When This Kid Asked For A New Book, Local Police Gave Him A Whole Library

The Huffington Post | Kate Flexter | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact

Bookstores around the nation are closing their doors and libraries are even quieter than usual, but there’s a glimmer of hope for the classic paperb...

10 Awesome Book Charities That Help Kids All Over The World

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents

A 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress test found that 65 percent of fourth graders read at a "below proficient" level. According to the non...

8-Year-Old Book-Lover Gives Enthusiastic, Inspiring Speech About Reading

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents

Eight-year-old Madison Reid might just be the new unofficial spokesperson for child literacy. The third-grader took the Internet by storm last wee...

Astoria Characters: The Sidewalk Library

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

On the sidewalk, under the tree, there's a fire-engine-red box with a glass door. It's filled with books for everyone on the block to borrow.

Lemony Snicket Helps Kid In Little Free Library Dispute

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.26.2014 | Books

A Kansas boy battling through a series of unfortunate events over his front-yard library is getting some support from author Daniel Handler. Last m...

9-Year-Old's 'Little Free Library' Shut Down By City

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

A 9-year-old Kansas boy is fighting for his right to operate a tiny library from his front yard after city officials deemed it an illegal structure. ...

Being Curious and Other Values I Learned From My Dad

Carissa K | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Curiosity is what drove me to learn more about the Little Free Library organization. And it's why my dad enjoyed the challenge of building the library. Curiosity is why we enjoy books, travels and stories from people we meet.

WATCH: Man Builds Little Free Library In Front Yard

Posted 02.27.2013 | Books

Duayne Samples, a Folsom, California man, has built a free library in his front yard. Samples calls it the "Little Free Library," and built it so ...

How the Little Free Library Is Reinventing the Library

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.21.2012 | Books
Russell C. Smith

What if the library was scattered all around a city, instead of in one central location and in a handful of branches spread out around neighborhoods?