Build a Little Library
You Can Do It
It's true! We welcome you to build your own or become an official Neighborhood Little Library Builders Guild participant. Here's why:
Learn from Do It Yourselfers and professionals -- what works, how to keep out the rain, what tools to use, and creative designs. Be a part of the Neighborhood Library Builders Guild group on Facebook.You can be a link with woodworkers, Friends of Libraries, service clubs, youth groups and others who care about reading. You can just build Libraries with your own hands or take a larger role. It's up to you...and
a great way to Give It Forward.
A Woodshop That Offers
Proud of Your Work?
Builders of officially certified and numbered Little Free Libraries are entitled to have their name or business listed on the Libraries themselves as well as on this website and in publicity. They can compete in local and national design and construction competitions. Prizes will be offered to amateurs and professionals.
To protect the Little Free Library name and quality of the Libraries themselves, the name is registered and trademarked. Make sure you read and agree to these terms before selling products or using the Little Free Library name.
Only officially certified Libraries can be numbered, photographed and displayed as part of the Little Free Library network and be eligible for special benefits. This is the only way we can track, monitor, support, fund and celebrate your efforts. Click here to see the agreement.
Build a Beautiful One-Room
School House Library
The Neighborhood Carpenter shows you how on this video. Click here.
How to Build Your Own
Have you built a Little Free Library? Want to learn how? Help us make it easier for other people to build their own. Tell us how you did it. Look here to see what we mean. Post pictures and drawings on Facebook. And if you really want to do a service, send us the plans.
Tips for Builders
Our first Little Libraries were roughly 20” wide by 15” deep by 18” high and on a sturdy post or secure foundation. You most certainly can vary the dimensions as you see appropriate.