The Little Free Library project is a national program whose goal is to create thousands of nano-libraries to promote literacy and community involvement. Today, there are over 700 nano-libraries in 45 states and 20 foreign countries, including Ghana, England, and Germany. Click here for a map showing all locations.
The Little Free Library movement started three years when Todd Bol, of Hudson, Wis., built the first nano-library to look like a one-room schoolhouse in memory of his mother, a teacher. Since then, people have created a hundreds of different designs – many are showcased in the Little Free Libraries Galleries.
If you want to build a nano-library, the project’s Web site provides a Build a Little Library section, complete with building plans.
There only 8 nano-libraries in Washington state, so go ahead — think big and build small.