Thursday, 30 April 2015

Julius Zebra set to open School's new Little Free Library

On 5 May we'll be officially opening a new Little Free Library at Heathmere Primary School in Wandsworth, South West London. To help us we've invited along author and illustrator Gary Northfield, creator of the brilliant Julius Zebra.

The Little Free Library was built from 100% recycled materials and decorated by one of our in-house artists with an inspiring fairytale theme. It will be located in the school playground where children will have access to books at break times as well as before and after school.

We are working with our partners Give a Book on this exciting new project, who will be donating books to the Little Free Library throughout the year.

Gary will cut the ribbon to officially open the new LFL as well as reading from his book and getting the children involved in a draw-along so they can learn how to create their own version of Julius Zebra. 

"Heathmere Primary School doesn't currently have a school library, which is why projects like this can be so beneficial. The children will be able to access free books to take home and keep, as well as sharing their favourite stories with each other." said Nick Cheshire, LFL Project Director.

The school would like two more Little Free Libraries to be created and installed over the next few months. We'll be launching a fundraising campaign on 5 May to help make this happen. 

Read about the Little Free Library in the Wandsworth Guardian here.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

World Book Night events from Little Free Library Project UK

World Book Night is a celebration of our love of reading and an opportunity for people in communities across the country and across the world to share books with one another.

Little Free Libraries and World Book Night were made for each other. Every day people around the world share books with one another to promote reading via a network of more than 25,000 Little Free Libraries.

To help celebrate World Book Night, Little Free Library Project UK has teamed up with some fantastic publishers to give away a wonderful collection of brilliant books specifically aimed at children and young people.

DK Books and Walker Books have both generously donated some brilliant titles that will be distributed across a number of our Little Free Libraries as part of a special World Book Night event.

The Alex Rider collection by Anthony Horowitz from the fantastic folks at Walker Books.

A first book of Fairy Tales, Everything you need to know about dinosaurs, Space: A Children's Encyclopedia and many more from the brilliant DK Books.

We have lots of copies to give away from a number of London Little Free Libraries including Wingfield Road, Walthamstow, Victory Park, Stratford, Victoria Park, Hackney, Brettenham Road, Walthamstow, Prah Road, Finsbury Park and Red Lion Lane, Woolwich.

A young reader lost in a book at our Wingfield Road Little Free Library in Walthamstow.

Picking up a book on the way home from school, Brettenham Road, Walthamstow.

These special books will be in Little Free Libraries after 5pm. If you would like to find out a specific address/postcode please send us a direct message on Facebook ( Please share your World Book Night stories and photos with us on Twitter too (@LFLProject). Happy reading!