Little Free Library (LFL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds community, inspires readers, and expands book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries. The idea is to have a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader, and the organization is led by the belief that “all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege.”
There are more than 125,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes worldwide in all 50 states, 112 countries, and seven continents. Through them, over 250 million books have been shared since 2009, profoundly increasing access to books. LFL received the 2020 World Literacy Award as well as honors from the Library of Congress and the National Book Foundation.
How Do They Achieve Their Mission?
- Providing 24/7 book access
- Fostering new Little Free Libraries
- Granting Little Free Libraries to high-need areas
- Championing diverse books
- Working with key community partners