Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Parklife: sharing books with London communities

This month we've been busy installing Little Free Libraries in the places where communities congregate and children play: in or near some of London's parks. 

We worked with artist Hannah Adamaszek to create this peacock themed Little Free Library, taking inspiration from the beautiful birds that roam freely throughout Holland Park. Opposite the entrance to Holland Park on Abbotsbury Road.

Inside Finsbury Park, this Little Free Library was decorated in partnership with the Finsbury Park Arts Club and is covered with inspiring literary quotes to encourage passersby to stop and
pick up a book.

The second of our Finsbury Park Little Free Libraries can be found close by on Prah Road and depicts former local residents Samuel Plimsoll and Johnny Rotten.

Located outside International Students House (ISH) on Great Portland Street near the Euston Road entrance to Regents Park. A full size phone box replica full of books. Built in partnership with ISH.

Happy reading!

Just installed with decoration by East London artist Gabriela Castellanos, this garden themed Little Free Library is already getting some attention.

Located at the Daubeney Fields Community Garden opposite Clapton Park,

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero.

Happy reading!

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Sparks fly as Hackney's latest Little Free Library is installed

Set to be officially opened on Saturday 26 September, our latest creation was yesterday welded into position at Daubeney Fields community garden opposite Clapton Park in Hackney.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Little TARDIS Library has landed

At around 9.30am Greenwich Mean Time on Sunday 6 September a Little TARDIS Library landed in the UK on Brighton beach. Following an investigation of the library's memory circuit we discovered that it had returned to our dimension after journeying through all the worlds of literature. From Lilliput and Narnia to Middle Earth and Wonderland, the Little TARDIS Library has explored all of literature's fantasy worlds and filled it's small shelves with the many stories told at each location.

The Little TARDIS Library will now embark on a tour of the UK sharing stories with children and young people to help promote their love of reading. Stocked with hundreds of classic books (because the Little TARDIS Library is bigger on the inside) it will be landing in schools, libraries and parks across the UK.

The Little TARDIS Library is an official Little Free Library built and created by Little Free Library Project UK, a registered educational charity.

Here are just some of the wonderful books that the Little TARDIS Library will be bringing to you:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
The Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Black Beauty, Anna Sewel
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
The Adventures of the Wishing Chair, Enid Blyton
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Charlotte's Web, E.B. White
The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson
The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
Cinderella, Charles Perrault
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Snail and the Whale, Julia Donaldson
A collection of Oscar Wilde titles
A collection of Charles Dickens titles
A collection of Shakespeare's plays

Find out more about the Little TARDIS Library and how to arrange a visit to your school or community by contacting us at You can also follow @TARDIS_LFL on twitter to keep up with our adventures. Happy reading!