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The "Face of Philanthropy": Tiny Libraries Connect Neighborhoods One Book at a Time
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September 30, 2012 Local and national foundations as well as individual donors who turn to the The Chronicle of Philanthropy now have a clearer picture of Little Free Library thanks to this feature article by Molly Peterson. The article describes our history, rapid growth, and practical approach. To see what people are saying, click here.
UNESCO City of Literature Embraces Little Libraries
January, 2012 Iowa City, Iowa, the United States' first UNESCO City of Literature, is already hard at work promoting Little Free Libraries. Working with public libraries, bookstores, city government, schools, publishers arts and neighborhood groups, Jeanette Pilak of the City of Literature program is also sharing ideas with her peers in Dublin, Edinburgh, Reykjavik and Melbourne. She projects a citywide network will eventually be developed first in Iowa City.. Stories about Iowa City's collaboration with Little Free Library have appeared in international newsletters and newspapers across the U.S.
Poet Laureate Urges Peers to Place Poetry in Little Libraries
January, 2012 Wisconsin's 4th Poet Laureate Bruce Dethlefsen, whose poetry has been read to millions of radio listeners by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio's Writer's Almanac(whew! that's a mouthful!) is a big fan of Little Free Libraries, we're told. He'll be encouraging the Fellowship of WI Poets and Poets Laureate from around the U.S. to promote their books by contributing signed copies to Little Free Libraries. He's also campaigning for at least one Little Library dedicated entirely to poetry in Wisconsin and other states. Ask him to come to your community!.
Our First Official Little Free Library in Africa! It's in Accra, Ghana
Antoinette Ami Ashong
December, 2011 This is the kind of mail we love to receive. "I'm Mrs Antoinette Ami Ashong, a teacher by profession and currently the headmistress of the women's movement school Niima.I have been teaching for over 20 years and made impacts on other teachers' lives in order to enable them teach with incredible passion and love. As I was sitting in my office one Friday after school,praying for the children and the school at large, I heard "library","build a library". I then rushed off to contact a welder to give me the cost. It was so expensive.i Istarted surfing the internet to find N.G.O.'s to help me fund the project. Then i came across Little Free Library. I started communicating with Todd Bol who encouraged me to build the first one. I'm so excited and I know very soon others will crop up in Ghana and Nigeria. " (Guess what?! Ghana now has more than 40 Little Libraries!)