HPL is partnering with Little Free Library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as part of a global movement to increase the number of little free libraries in Texas and around the world! We, along with libraries in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, are hosting Little Free Library Workshops and Kick-Off Events throughout March to promote a love of reading and bring communities together through free book exchanges.
Little Free Library Build Day
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Central Library, Plaza | 500 McKinney St., 77002
We're kicking off our partnership with Little Free Library with a Build Day! Little Free Library Founder Ted Bol along with over 30 volunteers (students and adults) will build and paint several Little Libraries. The completed Libraries will be placed around Houston, stocked with 300 books, DVDs, and CDs donated by the Friends of Houston Public Library.
Attendees will have the opportunity to:
- View one-of-a-kind Library designs
- Meet Little Free Library Founder Ted Bol and fellow Little Library enthusiasts during a social hour
What Are Little Free Libraries?
Little Free Libraries are:
- Hand-crafted structures filled with constantly changing collections of books donated and shared by people of all ages and backgrounds
- Typically placed in front yards, parks, gardens and easily accessible locations, but some are located in coffee shops, in or near restaurants and community centers.
- Built to withstand weather of all kinds and hold 20-100 books
Founder of the Little Free Libraries
Todd H. Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, is creator and executive director of Little Free Library, a Midwest based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free neighborhood book exchanges.
Little Free Libraries Mission
Little Free Library is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to connect neighborhoods around the love of reading by placing free book exchanges worldwide.