Northfield, Minn., may be a modest-sized city, but with two liberal arts colleges and a robust public library, it is rich in readers — and Little Free Libraries.
Streets.mn asked for stories about Little Free Libraries. I chose to write about some of the libraries in a St. Paul neighborhood I’m less familiar with — the North End.
The sixth story in our Little Free Library series describes the joy that having a front-yard library has brought to the writer’s family, and to her neighborhood, in St. Paul.
Operating a Little Free Library is more work — and more rewarding — than it may initially appear. The chance to attract book lovers, preschoolers, neighbors, strangers and, especially, dogs, however, makes it all worthwhile.
The history of a neighborhood can be gleaned by walking; its culture is often discernible through a leisurely tour of its Little Free Libraries. So it is with the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul.
Little Free Library
Browsing at a Little Free Library
A playful, self-guided tour of Little Free Libraries organized by the Macalester-Groveland Community Council in St. Paul aims to spark curiosity, adventure and explorative learning. The 14-stop tour — complete with interactive games — ends June 4.
Little Free Library and a bench
Little Free Library at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School