These 7 Little Free Library Tips Will Ensure You Have The Best Book-Swapping Station On The Block

With over 50,000 libraries in more than 70 countries around the world, chances are you’ve stumbled across a Little Free Library before — you might even be a Little Free Library steward yourself. These adorable, birdhouse-style “take a book, return a book” free book exchanges have been popping up for years; inviting neighbors, friends, and even anyone just passing through to share their love of reading. In addition to being your friendly, neighborhood mini-library, Little Free Library is also a registered nonprofit organization — inspiring a love of reading in children and adults alike, facilitating the community-led exchange of millions of books across the world, supporting book access in areas where books and other literary resources are scarce, sharing tips and advice to Little Free Library stewards, and offering free or discounted books through LFL’s community partners.

But with so many Little Free Libraries out there, how can you be sure your Little Free Library stands out — drawing readers in, and keeping them coming back for more? As a lover of Little Free Libraries myself, I’ve got some tips for you. Whether you’re starting your very first Little Free Library, or your current LFL needs a little spruce, check out these 7 tips for having the best Little Free Library ever.