Little Free Library

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Project by Chris Campbell posted 11-04-2012 09:39 PM 2842 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

UPDATE 20 November 2012:
Just got our laser engraved charter plaque yesterday and have attached it and officially registered it with

Walking through our neighborhood in Minneapolis recently, we say a small wooden house in someone’s front yard with a sign on it that said “Little Free Library – Take a book, leave a book.” I looked it up online at and found some plans and lots of pictures.

We have a lot of books, so this seemed like a fun project.

It’s mostly 3/4 inch plywood, joined with pocket screws (I just got a Kreg jig, as well and this seemed like a good project to try it out on.) The eaves and the door frame are cedar. Painted with latex outdoors paint – it’s not perfect, but I was having fun with it.

Got it done just in time to still be able to set the mounting pole in concrete without it freezing up. We’ll see now how much use it gets!

I would definitely recommend to others to make one of these – it’s a nice project and a good cause. And a way to maybe get rid of some of your old books in a constructive, creative way.

-- Chris, Minneapolis

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 09:55 PM

I like it and the tuch of a quark gives the smile :-)

since I don´t tink its wide spread knowledges …. you still need the sign free libary – take a book leave a book

I go to the redcross store with mine ... and have found a few treassures there as well
but deffently something I will have in mind for future use

thanks for sharing


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#2 posted 11-05-2012 01:36 AM

This is a great idea! I may try this with my students and make a manufacturing project out of this

-- Jess

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 10:34 PM

keep us posted on the takers. I think I will try one as we are on the way to school for many little kids.


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#4 posted 02-14-2015 09:29 PM

Web search shows registered Little Free Libraries world wide . Not everyone chooses to register theirs, though.
Really like yours!! I plan to make and maintain a L.F.L. at my home (avid reader here).
Thanks for sharing yours here!


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