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Introducing a new book giveaway; we make it easy to learn how to pick a site and install a Library; save nearly $40 on the Lakeside Kit; and more!
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Hi Alys,

This week:

Introducing a new monthly book giveaway just for registered stewards! We've teamed up with Foreword Reviews, an award-winning journal dedicated to bringing you the best books from indie publishers, to give away a book package of indie titles to one lucky steward each month!

Just click the link below and fill out a quick form to enter to win! (Plus, Foreword Reviews is offering all Little Free Library fans an awesome subscription discount.)

 
This week's Library of Distinction is #11406 in San Jose, California! Find it on the world map.

The Story: "Nick Timmerman built our library in 2014 using reclaimed materials. Although the box remained structurally sound, it took a bit of a beating with the sun shining down on it day after day. This year’s rains exposed a small leak, and with that I knew it needed a bit of TLC. That morphed into a magical, whimsical, fantastical Library." - Steward Alys Milner

From the artist: "Conceptually, I wanted the Library to evoke curiosity, and in turn encourage reading. The design is an extension of the garden, fitting well into its surroundings. The whimsical design encourages imagination and reading." - Donna Pierre
One of the hardest parts of starting a Little Free Library is figuring out how to install it (especially if you're not the handiest person).

We've a created a handy 5-minute video that takes the mystery out of the process!

If you've ever wondered how to pick a good spot for a Library, whose permission you should get, or how exactly you should secure the Library to a post and get it in the ground, then this video is for you! We'll break everything down for you, step by step.

Not ready to install yet? If you're still in the building process and you're looking for some cool Library plans you can use, check out the Build page of our website.
"My co-librarian and I steward a Little Free Library at our school. In the past, we've both met individuals who tell us they use the Library to do 'Christmas shopping' for grandchildren, that books are used in the homeless adult day program for senior citizens across the street, or just that they and their children look forward to finding new books whenever they walk by.

"Recently, we put books in there meant for children just learning how to read. An older man came by with another man who was in his 20s. The older man said, 'This gentleman here is 21 years old and learning how to read. These small books that we've gotten here are perfect for him and helping him a lot.'" - Steward Katherine Funderburk, Library #27130, Dorchester, Massachusetts

He borrowed a book with an inscription. A few weeks later, he connected with a man who had changed his life. (Idaho Statesman): In this personal essay, a Little Free Library plays a leading role in an unexpected reunion.

 

VIDEO: Former teacher opens ‘Little Free Library’ (One News Page): Retirement doesn’t keep this educator from sharing a love of reading with her Claremore, Oklahoma, neighbors.

 

Scout’s project promotes reading on Waccamaw Neck (South Strand News): This Eagle Scout candidate is installing Little Free Libraries at five different sites in South Carolina, including a hospital and the local town hall.

For a limited time, save nearly $40 on the Lakeside Kit, an easy-to-assemble Library Kit that comes with pre-painted and pre-cut pieces.

Assembling a Little Free Library is fun both for families or larger groups! It only takes a few hours, a screwdriver and some wood glue, and at the end you get the satisfaction of providing your community with a valuable resource that can be used for years to come. (Plus, you can follow this handy video guide if you get confused at any point during the assembly.)

Shop Now and Save!

Special offer valid through September 19 or while supplies last. Not valid on prior purchases, or with other promotional codes.
Did you know that two out of three children living in poverty have no books to call their own? When you donate, you help us bring Little Free Libraries full of books to neighborhoods where books are scarce.
 
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