The Global Empire of Little Free Libraries

When access to a traditional library isn't convenient, a Hudson-based not-for-profit offers a solution:  Little Free Libraries.  United by the organization Little Free Library, over 25,000 donation-based libraries have sprouted in neighborhoods throughout the world.  Residents or local organizations can build their own little free library or order pre-fab libraries from LFL.  Then local residents stock and swap books as they please, all for free.  According to LFL's data, the average library is visited 150 times per month.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes speaks with Kris Huson from LFL to talk more about the milestones LFL has achieved over the past five years.

LFL celebrates its 5th Anniversary Sunday, March 29th, 6-9pm, with a "Big Little Party" at the Minneapolis Central Library in downtown Minneapolis, featuring a mixed media program by NPR storyteller Kevin Kling, a preview of The Little Free Library Book by Minneapolis author Margret Aldrich, and a performance by Brass Messengers.

Photo credit: LittleFreeLibrary.org

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