Little Free Libraries are community-building art projects — small, mailbox-like structures that house free books! There are nearly 15,000 Little Libraries across the country, but only about a dozen in Maine. We want to encourage people to share their love for reading with their neighbors and install a Little Library in their yard.
At the Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, Chelsea Avirett, Tom Weiss and Dena Davis will collaborate to make 2-4 Little Libraries and share information about the project. The libraries will be decorated with found objects (like pennies, buttons, etc.). These libraries will include books donated by local businesses to get people started with their library collection. Each little library will be raffled off at the end of the day.
Littlefreelibrary.org has lots of links if you’d like to see media coverage. “Little Free Libraries have been featured in thousands of stories in newspapers, magazines, broadcast news, blogs, websites and online news services around the world, reaching hundreds of millions of people. New stories are published daily, reaching architects, urban and rural planning experts, moms, teachers, hobbyist woodworkers, youth and community development specialists, literacy and education advocates, librarians and just plain people.”