What are Little Free Libraries?

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, share a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community; little libraries have been called “mini-town squares.”

Little Free Library book-sharing boxes play an essential community role by providing 24/7 access to books (and encouraging a love of reading!)

For more information, watch this video from littlefreelibrary.org.

Why CanDo Loves Napa’s Little Free Libraries (LFLs)

  • They make books easily accessible to everyone in Napa, especially children and young adults.
  • They provide new homes for books in good condition that otherwise would be recycled or go to the landfill.

What Neighborhood Volunteers CanDo to Help

  • Help keep Napa’s 40+ LFLs exciting and fun by making sure they are infused with new books every month.
  • Select an LFL neighborhood route to refill monthly; you just need to keep a count of book titles added each time. Books will be provided to you.

Map of Napa’s 40+ Little Free Libraries

Click on this icon below to select individual neighborhoods:

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Andre Garcia, Coordinator