Little Free Library

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Offline Farjana Diba

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Little Free Library
« on: August 04, 2014, 04:34:41 PM »
It’s a Mailbox … It’s a Bird House … No, Wait, It’s a Library!

Today I am going to share with you a very innovative idea that strengthens the literacy and reading phenomenon around the world!!!

Five years ago, a small effort started in Wisconsin that's now grown into a global movement. It's called the Little Free Library and it's such a simple concept, that really anyone can get involved.

A Little Free Library is a box with books placed in a publicly accessible area offered for free. People can take a book, replace a book, or add books to the collection. The idea is to take a book, leave a book. There are no due dates, late fees, or library cards required, and the doors are open every day of the week, twenty-four hours a day.
 

Little Free library is a creative idea first thought up by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin in 2009. He built a model of a one-room schoolhouse in honor of his late mother, a school teacher and avid reader. He put it on a post in his front yard, filled it with books and placed a “Free Books” sign on it.  Bol shared his idea with his partner Rick Brooks who found many efficient ways to spread the word, and the idea spread rapidly.

The Little Free Library, now a not-for-profit organization which aims to promote literacy, a love of reading, and community. Libraries can be registered with the nonprofit organization to receive official Little Free Library status and appear on the organization’s interactive world map.

Little Free Library has turned into a worldwide book sharing and social movement. Today there are Little Free Libraries in all 50 states of the U.S. and 40 countries including Uganda, The Congo, Pakistan, Nepal and India.  As of January, the number of registered Little Free Libraries in the world was conservatively estimated to be nearly 15,000 with thousands more being built.

Little Free Libraries don’t just give people access to free books. They foster an intimate sense of community because the people have direct control over book selection, which reflects the interests of neighborhood as a whole. They allow communities to express themselves and grow together while promoting literacy and self-education.

I hope any of us will be inspired by this unique idea to contribute to our community by building a Little Free Library. It may establish at apartment premises, community colony, and any social gathering places like shopping mall, club, or even   at academic institutes. You may find more information about the “Little Free Library” movement through the organization’s website http://littlefreelibrary.org/

The very first Little Free Library
built by Todd in honor of his mothe
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Offline Md. Monirul islam

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Re: Little Free Library
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 01:06:39 PM »
So Interesting....!!!
We have certainly created man in the best of structure.Then we return him to the lowest of the low. Except for those who believed and do righteous deeds, for they will have reward uninterrupted. --Al Quran (Surah At Tin)   (O Allah..., forgive us all.....)

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Re: Little Free Library
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 11:51:43 AM »
Fantastic idea, If we want to implement in our country we need to implement on private environments only .

Offline Farjana Diba

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 04:34:35 PM »
This can be installed in both public and private place. It could be school premises, community club, any institute, coffee shop. To gear up the reading interest among the students, a little free library can be installed in our DIU premises.

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Re: Little Free Library
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 08:05:26 PM »
Madam nice post. Thank you for sharing
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Offline Md. shahdul Islam

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Re: Little Free Library
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 10:54:00 AM »
 To build up this type of library I think at first people should be informed the importance of it.


Md. Shahidul Islam
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