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Little Free Library

Updated Monday, 25th November 2013

Take a book, return a book.

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Little Free Library logo Creative commons image Icon Little Free Library under Creative-Commons license Little Free Library describes itself as "a ‘take a book, return a book’ gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share".

It was initiated by researchers, scientists & educators and encourages people to participate through research & learning. Little Free Library is local and global in orientation and concerned with education, neighbourhood & community and research, knowledge production & information access.

It was launched in 2009 and is ongoing. 

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This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.





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