2017 Little Free Library Design Competition


Submission Deadline

Architecture September 1, 2017

Please note that this competition has expired and is for reference only. See our active listings for competitions.

The Little Free Libraries® movement places small-scale book shelters in neighborhoods and is based on the premise of “take a book, leave a book.”  Established in 2009, there are now over 50,000 Little Free Libraries® in communities worldwide.  Initially crafted to resemble miniature one-room schoolhouses mounted on a pole, these libraries have become unique structures, designed and constructed in a wide range of styles, often utilizing recycled, reclaimed, or salvaged materials.

Libraries can be shelters for people, as well as books. Children, especially, rely on libraries as a safe destination outside of home or school.  The presence of a neighborhood library gives our smaller residents a destination and means of connection; a gathering place in an urban environment that can be otherwise unfriendly to children. A Little Free Library® should serve as an anchor for the community.

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