A: A Little Free Library is a small, enclosed, outdoor bookshelf built like a birdhouse. It holds books and other media for neighbors to read and share. Little Free Libraries help to build community, encourage literacy, and just generally make your neighborhood a fun and safe place!
Q: How does this library work?
A: This Little Free Library offers a way to share good things to read--favorite books from your childhood or books you would recommend to friends; books that teach, intrigue and engage you. All of us can help by keeping this collection stocked with good reading material.
Here's some ways you can participate:
- Take a book! If you see something you'd like to read, take it. If it's got a red dot inside the cover, please return it when finished so others can share.
- Share a book! No red dot? Return it to any little free library or pass it on to a friend.
- Give a book! Leave notes in them. Share your thoughts about what makes it great. Be a friend to libraries and pay it forward.
Whose library is this anyway?
A: It belongs to the everybody--neighbors, friends, and people we don't even know yet. Anyone can use it. That's why we want everyone to treat it well. Emily and Jay are the sponsors (we built it with our families and friends) and we're also the curators and stewards (we keep it stocked and take care of it).
Q: How did you make this library?
A: In the coming weeks we'll post a longer version of how the Library of Justice came to be, but the short version is this: by getting someone who knows how to build stuff to help! You can learn about building one at the Little Free Library website.
Q: The design looks familiar...what is it exactly?
A: Since the Library of Justice is home to comic book characters throughout the ages, it's modeled to resemble the headquarters of a famous superhero team.
Q: Is it true there's a secret shelf JUST for comics?
A: You'll have to visit the Library of Justice to find out!
Some content provided by LittleFreeLibrary.org.