Build a Little Free Library

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Pre-K Adventure

 

Tiny libraries are making a big difference neighborhoods all over the U.S.

They may not look like much, but these tiny libraries are big parts of over 40,000 communities across the world 📚

Posted by In The Know: Wanderlust on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

 

CLICK HERE to find a Little Free Library in your area and then go for a walk around that area with your little ones. Let your child take a break at the Little Free Library and read a book together.  Be prepared by having a book with you to exchange (and just in case they don’t have a book your child’s level).

Basic Adventure

 

For this Adventure you will be building your own Little Free Library. You can learn more about this national movement here:  https://littlefreelibrary.org/start/

 

Here are the steps to take:

 

Identify a Location & Steward

First decide where you can legally and safely install the Library. The location should also have a lot of foot traffic and be highly visible to anyone nearby. Then identify at least one person to be the steward (steward = caretaker); this person promotes the Library and makes sure it is clean and inviting.

 

Build the Library

There are lots of ideas and resources you can use to build your own Little Library. Here is one of the cleverest ideas I’ve seen: “When our microwave died we knew just what we wanted to do with it…Build a little lending library.”

 

Stock the Library

There are many ways to stock your new Little Free Library. Here are a few ideas:

  • You can choose books from your own library that you don’t need any more,
  • You can hold a book drive,
  • You can invite each family in your neighborhood to donate one book for the Little Free Library
  • Check with your local library to see if they have any old books they are recycling
  • Check with a local bookstore to see if they would like to donate books for the Little Free Library
  • Get books through the Kelloggs Family Reward Program where you can earn up to 10 free books by buying foods you were probably planning to buy anyway.

 

Register the Library ~ This is OPTIONAL! 

This step is completely optional, and there is a cost if you choose to do it. If  you choose to register you gain access to a network of support and benefits, including an official charter sign engraved with a unique charter number. One of the most popular benefits of registration is the option to add your Library to the world map.

 

 

Hold a Grand Opening Ceremony and invite your neighbors to kick off the Library in style! Have a ribbon cutting, provide snacks and exchange books. Take lots of photos and CREATE and CAPTURE some great memories!

 

 

Here are some pictures of Little Free Libraries to give you an idea:

 

   

Super Achiever Adventure

 

SUPER Achievers will want to organize a local campaign to notify others about the Little Free Libraries in their area, including their own.

 

  • Get your community involved! Post a picture and the details in your local My Discovery Destination! group about your Little Free Library. Contact the local paper, radio and TV stations. Send out a press release. Tell your friends, family and neighbors in-person. Use social media to engage your community with the Library.

 

  • Organize a book drive to help supply books for Little Free Libraries in your area. Be sure to use the book drive as an opportunity to also educate about the Little Free Library movement and  to promote those in your local area. You can also combine this with the Super Service Challenge Adventure.

 

  • Create a map showing all of the Little Free Libraries in your area and distribute it around your community. Better yet, distribute it digitally.

 

  • Get Creative!  What else can you do to help spread the word about your Little Free Library and others in your local area?

 

Teen Adventure

 

For this Adventure you will be building your own Little Free Library. You can learn more about this national movement here:  https://littlefreelibrary.org/start/

 

Here are the steps you need to take:

 

Identify a Location & Steward

First decide where you can legally and safely install the Library. The location should also have a lot of foot traffic and be highly visible to anyone nearby. Then identify at least one person to be the steward (steward = caretaker); this person promotes the Library and makes sure it is clean and inviting.

 

Build the Library

There are lots of ideas and resources you can use to build your own Little Library. Here is one of the cleverest ideas I’ve seen: “When our microwave died we knew just what we wanted to do with it…Build a little lending library.”

 

Stock the Library

There are many ways to stock your new Little Free Library. Here are a few ideas:

  • You can choose books from your own library that you don’t need any more,
  • You can hold a book drive,
  • You can invite each family in your neighborhood to donate one book for the Little Free Library
  • Check with your local library to see if they have any old books they are recycling
  • Check with a local bookstore to see if they would like to donate books for the Little Free Library
  • Get books through the Kelloggs Family Reward Program where you can earn up to 10 free books by buying foods you were probably planning to buy anyway.

 

Register the Library ~ This is OPTIONAL! 

This step is completely optional, and there is a cost if you choose to do it. If  you choose to register you gain access to a network of support and benefits, including an official charter sign engraved with a unique charter number. One of the most popular benefits of registration is the option to add your Library to the world map.

 

 

Hold a Grand Opening Ceremony and invite your neighbors to kick off the Library in style! Have a ribbon cutting, provide snacks and exchange books. Take lots of photos and CREATE and CAPTURE some great memories!

 

 

Photo Location

Take a picture of you with your Little Free Library, or with a Little Free Library that you visit, and post it to your social media sites using the hashtags #LittleFreeLibrary and #MyDiscoveryDestination

This Adventure is Sponsored By

Logan Library

Mission Statement

 

The Logan Library enriches lives by fostering life-long learning, and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas, information and resources.

 

Vision and Values Statement

 

The Logan Library strives to provide:

  • Staff members that provide high-quality customer service
  • A facility that is accessible, comfortable and inviting for patrons to use
  • A collection of materials that is relevant for patrons to use
  • Programming that is relevant for various ages and interest levels
  • Technological applications that are relevant for patrons to use
  • Literacy promotion and opportunities for life-long learning
  • Exposure to various cultures, ideas and forms of art

 

Values

The Logan Library holds in the highest regard the following:

  • The defense of intellectual freedom and confidentiality of each individual’s use of the library as well as promotion of the principles contained in the American Library Association’s “Library Bill of Rights”
  • The importance of helping to inform the local electorate
  • The role of the library as a community focal point and gathering place
  • The fair and equitable basis in which library services are to be provided to everyone
  • The value of each library staff member and their contributions to helping the library to accomplish its mission, vision and values
  • The satisfaction that comes with providing high quality library services

 

 

Get More Information on our Website: http://www.mydiscoverydestination.com