Alamance County Public Libraries is proud to sponsor 21 Little Free Libraries throughout Alamance. The concept of Take a Book, Leave a Book began in 2009 in Wisconsin by a man who built one to honor his mother (https://littlefreelibrary.org/about/). There are now 50,000 Little Free Libraries all over the world.
In 2015, ACPL received a grant from Impact Alamance to purchase weatherproofed little libraries and install them across the county. The library couldn’t do this project alone though! We have partnered with a number of organizations that support the Little Libraries by providing upkeep and/or reporting any weather-related damage. Stewards also make sure there is a rotating collection of materials in the Little Libraries. Many of our partner organizations provide their own books, but ACPL is happy to donate our used copies to stewards for the Little Libraries.
We believe that offering Little Free Libraries will help to impact more people by providing a place to exchange books and promote literacy in Alamance County.