Little Free Library Project UK - Registered charity no. 1158557
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“The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.”
The Little Free Library concept started in the USA in 2009 when Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a replica of a schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former teacher. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front garden with a sign that said FREE BOOKS.
His neighbours loved it and soon he was building more Little Free Libraries. There are now thousands worldwide.
We encourage all Little Free Library hosts to register their Little Free Library with littlefreelibrary.org so that they can appear on their world map and display a wonderful charter sign. Little Free Libraries help to promote reading in individual communities, but the Little Free Library movement is a worldwide community.
Who are we?
Little Free Library Project UK is a registered charity whose purposes include promoting reading, art and community engagement. Little Free Libraries aim to increase access to books for children, young people and their families.
What do we do?
We build Little Free Libraries to help promote reading around the UK. We work in partnership with a range of talented makers and artists to create our unique and engaging designs.
We are an official partner of littlefreelibrary.org and support their global movement by building and installing Little Free Libraries here in the UK.
We support all means of promoting reading and improving literacy. We support public libraries and oppose funding cuts that would reduce access to libraries.
Why we do it?
We want to be part of the solution. By increasing access to books and engaging people to read more books we hope to play a small part in the essential task of improving literacy rates in the UK.
The Peacock Little Free Library. Created in partnership with artist Hannah Adamaszek is located on Abbotsbury Road opposite Holland Park. It takes it’s inspiration from the peacocks that live and wander around the park.