What student wouldn't love a Little Free Library made in the shape of the school mascot? This Library is for Summit Pointe Elementary School, home of the Owls. A chunky, bright-eyed owl looks out, hoping for some readers. Open its belly and discover a book to take home. Durable enamel paint adds beauty to this Library. The official sign hangs from its talons.
Noel Art Museum
Heads up for this critter covered Little Free Library. Located at the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, Texas, this Library is ready for readers young and old. A swinging spider hangs from the side. On top, a large praying mantis and ladybug are on display. A shiny black ant climbs the other side. And a caterpillar inches up the post. Everything is made of metal, painted in a bright palette.
Longview Farm Elementary School is built around a historic horse show barn. So, the idea for this Little Free Library came pretty easily. The Library is decked out in red paint. A spinning horse turns in the wind, like a weathervane. Inside, a hidden hay loft lets students hide a special book. The Library is next to New Longview neighborhood, which allows a greater number of people to check out the Library.
What a great way to recycle! We used an old newspaper box and turned it into a Little Free Library. Only we gave it some personality, too. This is a Book Bot. Open it up and exchange books with the neighborhood. Shiny glass eyes and colorful paint add to its charm. As a special touch, the Library owner's added their handprints and names to each side. Perfect!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church has been in downtown Lee's Summit, Mo. since the 1880s. Now, this Little Free Library joins this beautiful historic building. A small bell tower with a cross attracts attention. A wide door gives access to all kinds of books and materials inside. A durable enamel paint job looks great in all seasons. Not only can church goers use this, but the neighborhood also takes advantage of this Little Free Library.
This bright blue garden shed Little Free Library welcomes readers in the Winterset neighborhood. Colorful metal flowers and grass decorate the sides and top. Inside, shelves and a divider help organize the book selection. The neighborhood logo is applied to the Lexan clear window. This Library is located near a playground and community pool...a great spot to relax with a book!
A spinning horseshoe adds whimsy to the crest of this Little Free Library. This is located at Madison Place Elementary School in Olathe, Kan. The school logo decorates the front. It is painted in the colors of the school. Strong, steel construction will stand up to the the hundreds of kids using this Library. Plus, it is orientated where parents pick up their kids, allowing a few minutes to browse the selection. 'Share Books' stands out on the roofline, telling the world that this is a place to come together and share what we have with others!
This Little Free Library takes the shape of the surrounding buildings on the Unity Village campus. Red tile roofs and stucco define the architecture. A stubby tower rises above the main box. This square Library has plenty of room for lots of books. It is located near the campus store and coffee shop. The Unity logo is displayed on the window. The sides have decals that give credit to the Library donors.
Located along a walking path, this Little Free Library shines bright for everyone passing by. A birdhouse is built at the top with the metal silhouettes of two birds coming in for a landing. Color words grace the roofline of the Library. A spacious interior allows room for many books, large and small. Lexan is used for the window instead of glass. Eventually, a garden will surround the Library with seating for reading.
Watch out for this mischevious monster Little Free Library. It's mouth opens wide to allow the sharing of lots of books and other materials. Glass eyes add personality. It's location is perfect...along a sidewalk in a walkable historic neighborhood. The Library is hand painted with cut metal words along the roof celebrating the purpose of the Libraries.
This Little Free Library takes the shape of a charming small town post office. It is dedicated to the memory of Thomas E. Duggan, the former postmaster of Tampa, Kansas. A stylized U.S. flag spins at the top. The Library is weathertight, sealed for protection against moisture and insects. Each side of the Library displays a golden yellow shock of wheat...a nod to the harvest heritage of central Kansas.
A white fence highlights to front of this Little Free Library located in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan. Bright paint and durable metal construction are ingredients to this charming little house.
Check out this charming Mary Poppins-inspired Little Free Library. This Library is located in Kirkland, Wash. at a school. The Library takes the shape and details of the house where Mary Poppins worked. The chimney, roof railing and windows all add interesting details to this Library. The Library was commissioned in memory of a lost teacher. Her name and favorite shoes are depicted on the back.
Check out this vibrant Little Free Library. A bold color scheme of purple and black really catches the eye. This was made for Brougham Elementary School in Olathe, Kan. A large purple panther (the school mascot) perches on the top of the roof. The interior has a shelf for better organizing books. Stickers on the side of the Library remind everyone that this was a gift from the Class of 2016. The day of the unveiling was wild. Hundreds of kids were introduced to this newest neighborhood asset.
It is hard to miss this brightly colored Little Free Library. This one stands near the entrance to Sunnyside Elementary School in Olathe, Kan. It was a gift from the Class of 2016. The school mascot, the Yellow Jackets, hovers near the door. A charming Book Hive sign tells everyone to come and share books.