Little Free Libraries / Libros Libres

buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, 2015

Little Free Libraries/Libros Libres is a literacy and community design initiative in Dallas, Texas, that pairs neighborhood residents and organizations with local designers to build small book shelters, creating new gathering spaces that promote literacy and community building. Part of the Little Free Library movement, this project promotes community ownership, encourages frequent use, and ensures the longevity of each library, improving the built environment alongside literacy in urban areas.

The global Little Free Library movement was the launching point for the project, with its low-resource, high access model to strengthen reading in neighborhoods.

This publication tells the story of the first year, 2013-14, of [bc]'s collaboration with Big Thought and the Dallas Public Library to bring literacy and design to neighborhoods across Dallas. 

Download the full publication here