Bringing Little Free Libraries to Baltimore


Each one no bigger than a large birdhouse, Little Free Libraries are a global movement. Visit one of these little hand-crafted cabinets to take a book or leave a book or both, and you are participating in something simultaneously intimate and vast. Throughout the country – and across the globe – people are installing Little Free Libraries in their front yards and common spaces as a way to share books and start conversations among neighbors.

During National Library Week, in April 2013, the Village Learning Place unveiled Baltimore’s first Little Free Libraries. Five custom-made Little Free Libraries popped up throughout Charles Village, bringing this growing international literacy project to a great neighborhood while bringing neighbors together. You can find more information, maps, and press at and learn more in the LA Times.