A New Role for Little Free Libraries

Taking a look at some of the helpers who are turning their Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries to help neighbors in need during the pandemic. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-07-15 10:32:56 UTC ]
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Making the Switch from Little Free Libraries to Little Free Pantries

A number of little free library volunteer stewards -- both registered and unregistered with the Little Free Library organization – have switched from filling the mounted boxes in front of their homes with free books to filling them with household items. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Big-hearted strangers turn Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries.

Are you desperately searching for proof that there is, in fact, still goodness in this crazy, mixed-up, pandemic-cowed world? You are? Well then, might I direct your attention to this Chicago neighborhood street corner? Seen in my Chicago neighborhood. Sign says “To help our neighbors affected... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-18 17:26:32 UTC ]
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How Little Free Libraries Inspired Little Free Pantries: Critical Linking, September 6, 2019

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-06 10:30:08 UTC ]
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Searching for Little Free Libraries As a Way to Say Goodbye

A reader on saying goodbye not only to the books she can't bring on the next phase of her journey, but to her roomie, her sister. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-09-15 10:35:00 UTC ]
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Excellent Little Free Library Book Labels, Stickers, and Stamps

Get a stamp or Little Free Library book labels so your patrons remember where their new favorite book came from. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-21 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Are Little Free Libraries helping locals survive COVID? L.A. weighs in

With most bookstores and libraries still closed, some are turning to the neighborhood boxes, others avoiding the risk. Jay Duplass is on the fence. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-08-20 14:00:35 UTC ]
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How to find free ebooks while libraries are closed

Shelter in place orders throughout the country haven’t just brought the economy to a grinding halt, but frozen civic infrastructure as well. Sure, water still flows from our taps, police and firefighters are still on the job, but your local library l... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-05-11 15:00:59 UTC ]
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Sonos can now stream free audiobooks from your local library

Even if social distancing has helped you to achieve the nigh impossible task of watching your entire Netflix queue, there’s still a trove of media to consume. Sonos has teamed up with OverDrive -- makers of the audiobook lending app Libby -- to let c... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-04-30 14:37:36 UTC ]
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PSA: Enjoy free digital movies, audiobooks, and more through your local library

Your local library might have closed its physical doors, but its digital holdings are still open to the public—and at all hours.Free loans on ebooks, movies, audiobooks, and magazines represent just one aspect of your library’s offerings for enrichment. Your library might also let you read... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2020-04-08 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Download Free Coloring Pages from Over 100 Museums and Libraries Worldwide

Grab your coloring instruments and get your art on with these free coloring pages from over 100 museums and libraries worldwide. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-27 10:39:16 UTC ]
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Savidge takes up library role for BBC Novels That Shaped Our World

Simon Savidge has left his role at Liverpool Libraries to take charge of logistics for the BBC’s Novels That Shaped Our World libraries events programme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-09 06:33:08 UTC ]
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That Little Free Library on your corner is at the center of a feud over a family legacy and a trademark

A little more than a year after the death of founder Todd Bol, his family and his nonprofit are at odds. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-18 16:24:23 UTC ]
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The Little Free Libraries of East Rogers Park

One reader takes a trip through their neighborhood of East Rogers Park in Chicago and explores the Little Free Libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-14 11:33:25 UTC ]
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Why It's Time to Quantify the Library's Role in the Reading Marketplace

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez argues that everyone would benefit from a collaborative, good-faith, and transparent effort to effectively measure the impact of libraries on book discovery, author brand development, and consumer sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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AOC Reminds Us Libraries Aren’t “Free Stuff:” Critical Linking, November 29, 2019

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-29 11:30:56 UTC ]
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Little Free Library, Founder's Family Clash Over Organization's Direction

After Little Free Library, the Wisconsin nonprofit launched 10 years ago by the late Todd Bol, recently applied for three trademarks, Bol's family called foul, claiming that the literacy organization is dishonoring Bol's legacy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How to use L.A. Library apps to read for free

Angelica Gonzalez used to read about a book a year. Then she discovered the Libby app, which allows anyone with a Los Angeles Public Library card to borrow e-books, audiobooks and other electronic media — for free. Now Gonzalez regularly checks out titles and transfers them to her Kindle.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-12 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Offer Free—Readable—E-book Version of 'The Mueller Report'

By publishing a real, functional ebook edition of 'The Mueller Report,' the nation's libraries are picking up where the federal government slacked off. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Little Free Library Marks a Decade of Book Sharing

It has been a year of joy mixed with sorrow for Little Free Library, but the Wisconsin nonprofit just keeps growing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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