If you’re walking around in your neighborhood, you might spot one of these little structures popping up more and more. Inspired by the idea of “take a book, leave a book,” a Little Free Library is a book-sharing box that is open 24/7, completely free and accessible to all! They function purely on the honor system where anyone can take a book or share one. If you can, it is encouraged to try to leave a book in the same library if you take one or two, or in another in your area!
The first Little Free Library was built in 2009, and by 2010 the trend had spread with a clear purpose: to share good books and bring communities together. Little Free Libraries support a love of reading, improvements in literacy, and free access to books in areas where they would otherwise be scarce.
On average, one book is shared in a Little Free Library every day!
72% of volunteer stewards have met more neighbors because of their Little Free Library!
92% of people say their neighborhood feels like a friendlier place because of a Little Free Library!
Start a Little Free Library of your own and help spread the love of reading today! Check out their website for more tips at littlefreelibrary.org.
Explore the Buffalo area to find a new book or share one you’ve already read!
Mark Taylor Charter #14327, 4734 Harlem Road
Paul Murrett Charter #7472, 450 Burroughs Drive
Marta Carney Charter #14273, 9485 Boxwood Drive
Sue’s Sharing Library Charter #102486, 8750 Tonawanda Creek Road
The Cozy Squirrel Little Free Library Charter #151970, 4170 Clardon Drive
Jen Marceaux Charter #35527, 8221 Old Post Road East
The House That Wess Built (for Christie) Charter #78674, 54 Ruskin Court
Barnyard Books Charter #77161, 812 Thomas Fox Drive West
Bookmarks & Breadsticks Library Charter #128146, 249 Wheatfield Street | email@example.com
Mindee Mutty Charter #44027 | #44029 | #44031,
6595 East Quaker Street
200 North Lake Drive
4383 South Buffalo Street
The Little Free Library at Long Cliff Winery Charter #142106, 3617 Lower Mountain Road
The Kaur Sisters Charter #100485, 5521 Pine Loch Lane
Tina Nicastro-Bartoshevich Charter #55826, 8248 Sheridan Drive