March 2019
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga
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Little Free Libraries

Little houses that help grow big imaginations.

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You may have noticed Little Free Libraries popping up in our community. These special little spaces are free "take a book, return a book" exchanges that utilize small house-like structures placed throughout the community. Each one is unique in decor but identical in function. They house a small collection of books from which anyone is welcome to take one to read or leave one for someone else to enjoy. Each box contains around 20 volumes that are curated by local "stewards," usually the people who put up the boxes in the first place. They use their own tastes to build the initial collections, but the contents of the boxes are constantly changing as readers take and leave books based on a traditional honor system.

Families interested in having a Little Free Library of their own can learn more about it at the "Young Builders: Little Free Libraries" workshop starting April 6, 2019. This class will provide children with a hands-on opportunity to assemble and decorate a Little Free Library to take home. To register for the class, visit and use barcode #18414.