“Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader,” said LFL Director of Communications Margret Aldrich, who lives in the Fulton neighborhood. “We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege.”
The St. Paul-based non-profit welcomes roughly 15,000 Little Free Libraries and stewards to its network every year.
"To start a Little Free Library, you can build your own and register it with us or you can purchase a kit or finished library from the LFL organization. (Registered Little Free Libraries have a sign with a unique charter number.) Registration for the library costs $40," explained Aldrich.
"Everyone deserves a book to read. There are more than 150,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes around the world – in all 50 states, 115 countries, and on all seven continents. Through them, more than 250 million books have been shared. By providing greater, more equitable book access in neighborhoods worldwide, we work to strengthen communities and influence literacy outcomes. Books in the hands of children improve literacy rates. The more books in or near the home, the more likely a child will learn and love to read.
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