What is a Little Library?
Little Libraries are small waterproof spaces you provide, in any shape or size, to hold books. Old Microwaves are ideal for this, but your imagination can come up with some other suitable container. They’re positioned so people can safely access them from the street. However, they cannot be placed on council owned footpaths but just inside your boundary is OK- On your garden wall for example.
You might also see them in a corner store, doctors’ surgery or café. Samford and district has a growing number. They are an invitation to share the joys of reading within your community as well as a great way to meet people.
Little Library books come and go; no-one needs to check them in or out. People simply take what interests them; when they are done, they can return or exchange them or pass them on to friends. What could be simpler?
If you have any book(s) that you think others would enjoy, You can place them in any Little Library that you see as you walk around the town.
If you are interested in making and sharing your own little library and want information you can contact us at the email below and we can advise you on how to make one.
All our Little Libraries are made of creatively recycled materials as you can see in the photos above.
The Community Library Samford can assist you with filling your Little Library, refresh or replace books when necessary. You can also list your Little Library with us to promote the Library Trail.