Little Free Libraries

A new literary sensation has taken over the Lincoln community called Little Free Libraries. Located in more than fifty different places throughout Lincoln, the little houses are stocked with books for all ages. The concept is people of all ages can go to these libraries and take a book for free. In return, you leave a book for someone else to read.  When you are done with the book you can return it to any LFL and borrow another book if you please. Bob DiPaolo, steward of Lincoln’s LFL community asked the University of Nebraska Press to donate a variety of books and the Press jumped at the opportunity.

“Little Free Libraries are like hidden gems, they are… surprises around the corner and sometimes we feel that way,” said UNP Marketing Manager Martyn Beeny on KLKN-TV. “We’re like a hidden gem in Lincoln so the two were just a perfect collaboration.”

This past weekend, UNP donated more than forty books to six different Little Free Libraries throughout Lincoln that recently had all of their books stolen. When interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald, UNP Publicity Manager Rosemary Vestal said, “It was incredibly lucky timing.”

The books donated included Black Elk Speaks, Pioneer Girl, Beaver Steals Fire, and Grandpa’s Third Drawer.

UNP was honored to be able to help out such a fun and educational organization. To learn more about Little Free Libraries and to find a location near you, visit their website.