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How to Use or Install a Little Free Library Near You

Updated: Jan 9, 2021

January 2021 edit: MINC's Public Art Committee has an extra Free Little Library! Let us know if you are interested in installing it in front of your house.

Looking for a way to spread some cheer to your neighbors? Installing a Little Free Library outside of your home or business is a great way to give back.

They’re free for everyone to use! You can discover a new favorite book for yourself or a loved one. You can also donate your old favorites to pass on to someone new!

The Little Free Library system started in 2009 in Wisconsin but has spread nationwide over the past ten years to enrich local communities. Here are some of the posts available in our area:

Charter #30607

1142 S. Stanley Ave

Los Angeles CA 90019

Charter #34170

LAPD West Traffic Station

4849 Venice Blvd

Los Angeles CA 90019

Charter #85037

4533 W 16th Place

Los Angeles CA 90019

Charter #54433

5560 Saturn Street

Los Angeles CA 90019

Charter #14439

1811 Cimarron Street

Los Angeles CA 90019

Charter #95009

1724 S. Highland Ave

Los Angeles CA 90019

To find more, you can use the map on the Little Free Library website, type in your zip code, and see what’s near you! This is the link:

If you’re interested in installing one, their website also has links to several great Do-It-Yourself tutorial videos here:

Or you can use this handy eight step guide to get started:

Source: which also includes instructions on building your own library

Find and contribute to our Mid City free little libraries for a treat this winter. This project was the first from our Public Arts Ad Hoc Committee. Join us on the first Monday of every month to learn more.


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