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Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

What is a Little Free Library? Put simply, a Little Free Library is a box on a post filled with books where anyone can stop by and pick up a book or bring another book to share. As items are borrowed and added, the collection of books is constantly changing with titles for adults, young adults and children.

The concept of Little Free Libraries was started in 2009 by a Rotarian in Wisconsin in memory of his mother. The idea has since spread to most states in the U.S. and over 55 countries throughout the world.
 
The mission of Little Free Libraries is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. The books in the Little Free Libraries are always free and never have a return date. Keep them, share them, or add them to another Little Free Library!
 
The CCPL Little Free Libraries can be found at the following locations:
  • Outside John Hensel Government Center; 10701 N. College Ave
  • West Park; 2700 W. 16th St; just west of 116th St & Towne Rd
  • Founders Park; 11675 Hazel Dell Parkway; intersection of 116th St. & Hazel Dell
  • Inlow Park; 6310 E. Main St.
  • Central Park East Woods; 1235 Central Park Drive East
  • Clay Terrace Shopping Center (near Corner Bakery and Starbucks) approx 14550 Clay Terrace Blvd. #100
  • SoHo CafĂ©; 620 S Rangeline; Monon Square shopping center along the Monon Trail
 
Special thanks to the Friends of the Carmel Clay Public Library for purchasing the Little Free Library boxes and for supplying the initial collection of books for each box. Also thanks to Clay Township and Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation for partnering with CCPL to bring Little Free Libraries to Carmel.