Little Free Library

Background of Little Free Libraries (LFL)

Little Free Libraries have been set up all around the world to give communities 24/7 access to books and to encourage book exchanges in the local neighbourhood, building community and sharing resources.
The first LFL in the City of Vincent was set up in Anzac Road in Mount Hawthorn by Theresa Youngs-Lachmund in 2015. It is still in operation and has now moved to 58 Norfolk Street in Mount Lawley. Transition Town Vincent received a grant from the City of Vincent to establish additional LFLs in the City of Vincent. Very likely

Transition Town Vincent received a grant from the City of Vincent to establish additional LFLs in the City of Vincent. Very likely a LFL has been set up in your neighbourhood, Check out the map below to find your nearest LFL. LFL not only books but seeds to share as well.


Design of our LFL

LFL are usually set up in upcycled containers of different shapes and sizes. The books are displayed in a way that is protected from the weather, while still being easily accessible.

Some LFL have a chalkboard painted on one or two sides of the library, for easy communication between readers and the library host.

Some of the most suitable items to upcycle into a LFL are bedside cupboards and tables that are high enough to hold books that are standing upright so that the book title is easily visible.

The drawer at the top of the box usually contains the LFL communication book, the seed container, and writing utensils, including chalk.
All LFL are painted in bright colours and decorated in various ways, according to the preferences of the LFL host. Most display our Logo

Interested in becoming a host

In support of our LFL hosts, a closed facebook group has been set up.  This will allow confidential message sharing, peer support and facilitate communication. Please send a facebook friend request to Irma Lachmund or Theresa YL and we will add you to the group.

If you do not have a facebook account, contact will be via email.

For all queries, please contact the Organiser.

Please email ttvincentlibraries@gmail.com with your queries and suggestions.

You can also ring Theresa on 0415 279 506 or Irma on 0466 640 455

You also might want to set up your own support network for the LFL including people in your street. Additional information is in the LFL manual.