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HammerSpace Helps Bring Little Free Libraries To KC

Last Saturday we held our first Little Free Libraries build clinic at HammerSpace for KCMO residents who wanted to set up a Little Free Library of their own in their neighborhood.

What is a Little Free Library?

"The scheme is simple and generous. Plant a small box, kind of like a bird house for books, atop a post. Fill it with about 20 books. Tell friends and neighbors. Stop by again and see what others have left in place of the first 20 books. Drop off the latest good book you’ve read. Pick up one you haven’t. That’s a free library, for anyone, any time, anywhere. Literacy promotion in a box." ( )

Participants are encouraged to add their own creative, personal touches and clever theme to their Little Free Library with paint, stencils, mosaics, or just about anything they can imagine (that's weather resistant). It was a fun day of building for adults and families who participated, with the added bonus of learning how to use basic woodworking tools, thanks to the expertise of HammerSpace owner David Dalton, who pre-cut the kits for the build. If you are interested in getting involved with Little Free Libraries, you can get more information from their website: or contact HammerSpace to get your own pre-cut LFL builder's kit.

A big thank you to Leslie Scott for organizing this Little Free Libraries build clinic at HammerSpace Community Workshop, and for giving us this opportunity to help improve the community while teaching its residents useful new skills.

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