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Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. In its most basic form, it’s a wooden box of books where anyone may pick up a book or two, or bring a book to share. If this were just about providing free books on a shelf, the whole idea might disappear after a few months. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch and there is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community. These aren’t just any old books, this is a carefully curated collection. The Library itself is a piece of neighborhood art that functions like a mini-town square.)

There are a growing number of Little Free Libraries in the Harrisonburg area. See Ros O'Brien's Sustain Hburg post about them and her map of locations here:

Ros's map of Free Little Libraries' locations in the Harrisonburg area is here: