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Little Free Libraries In Westchester

Kentwood Little Free LibraryI shared a photo of a Little Free Library in Kentwood on Facebook this week and learned that lots of other families are as excited about them as I am.

Have you heard about Little Free Libraries? I learned about them last year when parents built three of them for my daughter’s K-8 campus.

What makes them special? This from the organization’s website:

If this were just about providing free books on a shelf, the whole idea might disappear after a few months. Little Free Libraries have a unique, personal touch and there is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community. These aren’t just any old books, this is a carefully curated collection and the Library itself is a piece of neighborhood art!

I’m a sucker for anything that promotes exploration, reading, community and sharing, but these little beauties have captured the imagination of lots of people.

Want to build your own? Here’s a collection of photos that will provide more than a little inspiration. Need more? Check out their instagram page.

They also have kits you can buy. Want to get the whole neighborhood or a group involved? Here’s your party kit for building four libraries.

Get more information on getting started here. If the building bug bites you, drop me a note so I can add your library to the Westchester map of Little Free Libraries below.

Not a builder? Find a local library here in Westchester on the map below and start sharing! You never know what awaits.

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About Tracy Thrower Conyers

Tracy Thrower Conyers is a long-time resident of Westchester 90045. Tracy closely follows local politics, political players and social chatter relevant to Westchester. As a mom with a school-aged child, Tracy is keenly aware of the importance of the educational choices we make for our kids, and spends a lot of time following local schools. She's active in California's charter school movement, and pays extra attention to special needs education choices and resources. Tracy is also a founding principal in Silicon Beach Properties. Tracy is a recognized expert on Silicon Beach and its impact on residential and residential income real estate, and has been featured by respected media outlets including the LA Times, KPCC and KCET. Tracy's primary focus and expertise includes buying and selling homes and residential income properties in Venice, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey and Westchester. Find more on Tracy and Silicon Beach Properties on sb.p's website. Connect other places online with Tracy: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest.


  1. […] We also had a lively discussion on the Westchester Moms Facebook page about Free Little Libraries. Have you heard about them? They are basically books in a box that neighbors share. Some of those boxes get pretty elaborate. Read more here. […]

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