New Orleans Little Free Library


Our Mission:

“To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.”

Little Free Libraries (LFLs) are a way to encourage literacy and connect neighbors. Having a little free library makes books free, twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. The first LFL in New Orleans was set up by Linda Prout, who bought the structure from the national non-profit organization Little Free Library. Originally a Christmas present for her husband, the Prouts’ library in Algiers has grown steadily and become a point of pride in the community. Today there are over 200 LFLs in the New Orleans area, and this number is growing rapidly.


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