Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Central London's first Little Free Library

To help celebrate their 50th anniversary, International Students House (ISH) has worked in partnership with us at Little Free Library Project to create central London's first Little Free Library.
A full scale replica phone box, full of brilliant books, was officially opened on 14 May by author John Rogers. John's book, This Other London: Adventures in the overlooked city, tells the story of John's journey to discover some of the more overlooked and unusual aspects of our wonderful international city, like our latest Little Free Library.

Central London's first Little Free Library is located outside International Students House at 229 Great Portland Street, London (opposite Great Portland Street tube station).
Little Free Libraries take many forms, from small house shaped boxes with various artistic designs to phone boxes and even a TARDIS. They are installed in front gardens, cafes, pubs and community spaces and of course, now, outside International Students House. Here are a few of our other Little Free Libraries.

Walthamstow, art by cartoonist Tim Reedy
Hackney, art by urban artist Hannah Adamaszek
Woolwich, art by illustrator Emma Russell
Find out more at Happy reading!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Kickstart our school project and receive your very own Little Free Library

Heathmere Primary school doesn't have a school library at the moment. To help promote a love of reading at the school and provide a regular supply of engaging books, we've teamed up with 'Give a Book' to build a mini network of Little Free Libraries at Heathmere.

We've created a new Kickstarter project to help raise the funds for this much needed school project. We're asking you to support us if you can by pledging any amount starting at £1. However, if you, your community or an organisation you represent is willing to pledge £250, we'll build you your very own Little Free Library too.

Find out more by following the link to our project below:

To give you some inspiration, here are a few of our recent Little Free Libraries. Happy reading!