Out of the 3,000 Little Free Libraries worldwide, more than one hundred dot the front yards of Saint Paul residents. An initiative started in 2009, Little Free Libraries are a community movement that offers free books housed in small, outdoor bookshelves to members of the local community. “I chose to have a little free library because it connects me with the community,” Little Free Library owner Mary Sorlie says, “and there really is something wonderful about sharing a great book.” For more information on Little Free Libraries (and a map of all their locations) visit their website at littlefreelibrary.org.
This is one of a number of articles produced by students at Macalester as part of a New Media class.
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