Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number 36,000 around the world in 70 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, new Little Free Libraries in La Porte City will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.

8 Little Free Libraries have been built and installed in town by the La Porte City Lions Club is a public service in collaboration with the Hawkins Memorial Public Library. You can go to this Little Free Library Map to search and find a Little Free Library near you.

“Our Little Free Libraries don’t just belong to us, they belong to the whole city,” says Lion Bill Judd. “It’s our hope that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a whole lot more books to our community.”

The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit