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. 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 request directly to the Little Free Library Host Group.
You can also sign up to the Street Library Australia Network, for a fee. More information here: Street Library Australia