What is a Little Free Library? It’s a neighborhood “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Anyone can take a book or bring a book to share. Little libraries are often called “mini-town squares”. The first one was built in 2009 by the founder, but was turned into a non profit organization in 2012. In 2014, our staff decided is would be perfect way to give back to our community.
As of today, there are over 90,000 registered libraries, we are proud to be charter #6255. Our library was the first one installed in the Historic Westminster area, there are now three on our block.
Everyone in the office contributed to get the Little Free Library up and running. Because we have so many loyal book donors in our neighborhood, we rarely have to fill the library. The reality is, there are times when the library is so full, there are books piled up on the bricks. It thrills us seeing youngsters step up on the brick wall to find what books are in the library. It is equally heartwarming see a homeless individual carefully select a single book for their enjoyment. I can honestly say that this project has been one of the most fulfilling projects Custom Flag Company has ever done.
Celebrate National Read a Book Day on September 6th by visiting a Free Little Library near you.