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…the Detroit Little Library project attempts to nourish minds by setting up small, free libraries, particularly in inner-city and neighborhood parks. It’s the brainchild of newspaper reporter Kim Kozlowski, who has garnered national attention with her mission to make the Motor City the “little free library capital of the world.”
What’s this have to do with Alaska? I’m glad you asked. Author Cindy Dyson (“And She Was”), a former Alaskan now living in Montana, is putting together a little library for Detroit dedicated to Alaska-themed books. Several Alaska writers have already donated signed copies of their books — Deb Vanasse, Don Rearden, Ned Rozell and Marybeth Holleman among them — but a bunch more will make for a better product. So will money. It costs about $1,000 to put up one of these “ambassador” branches.
Just to make it fun, Dyson has arranged a competition between authors in Alaska and those in her adopted Montana — she’s putting herself on the Alaska side of the contest. At last look, more Montana authors than Alaskans had donated books, but Alaskans were way in the lead with cash contributions. OK, $1,000? We can blow Montana out of the water with a single PFD check.
Little Free Library Project Hopes to ‘Turn the Page’ to a Brighter Literary Future
What happens when you mix an education reporter with a love of books plus a city that needs a reputation reboot? The answer is a project that brings neighbors together, puts the city on the map for literacy and shows off its brainy muscles.
As you travel across the city in the weeks to come, you’re going to see these little boxes full of books starting to pop up across Detroit. It is the work of Detroit Little Free Libraries, a campaign to bring this unique project to Detroit in a big way. Organizers want to make Detroit the “Little Free Library” capital of the world with 313 installations across the city.
MLive: Little Free Libraries installs first Detroit library in North Rosedale Park
by Ian Thibodeau
DETROIT, MI - Putting books in a park is as good an effort as any to sow seeds of change, and that’s exactly what a group gathered in North Rosedale Park on Detroit’s northwest side did Thursday morning.
The first of 20 Little Free Libraries to be installed in Detroit was planted and filled with a couple dozen books near the playground in North Rosedale Park where children and adults exercise and play.
North Rosedale Park residents and representatives from Little Free Libraries were excited to kick off the worldwide movement in Detroit.
Kim Kozlowski, founder of the Detroit Little Free Libraries campaign, said the library installed Thursday is one of over 20,000 around the world.
Several others were to be planted throughout the day at Corktown, Northwest Detroit, Highland Park and Palmer Woods locations, but Kozlowski has 20 libraries in total to spread throughout the city.
“We want to have the most Little Free Libraries [in the world] here in Detroit,” Kozlowski said.
If you care about Detroit and little libraries, you are invited.
Meet the man
Todd Bol, founder of the global Little Free Library sensation, is coming all the way from Wisconsin to hand deliver 20 special libraries and kick off the Detroit project.
We’ll cheer on volunteers from The End Grain Woodworking Company as they plant a little library at a recently refurbished Detroit park. We’ll lovingly stocking the launch library. Then we’ll tuck in out of the fall weather to a community center across the street for coffee, treats, and mingling with Todd and other library-lovers.
Thursday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m.
North Rosedale Park (18445 Scarsdale) for dig/planting. Rosedale Community House for coffee, treats, discussion.
Sometime soon a Little Free Library will cast its little shadow in the front yard of my Detroit Loves You Guest Home - and I couldn’t be more excited! I’d like to share my story and excitement with you, and invite you to consider bringing a Little Free Library to your neighborhood.
Hi, I’m Nathan, a local who stumbled into the sharing economy through a passion for CouchSurfing and a company dissolution that left me looking for work January 1st 2008. My answer was to open the Detroit Loves You Guest Home, the first of Detroit’s over 100 Airbnbs, think DIY bed & breakfasts. What began as a couch and a side income has become a neighborhood booster, taking over most of my central Detroit home at Hazelwood Street and Woodward Avenue. A steady stream of diverse guests frequent local businesses like Peaches’n’Greens market around the corner, Sams Market a welcoming liquor store across the street run by Rob and his wife, and Cafe Sonshine [sic] a gem of a soul food restaurant down the block, serving big portions of low sodium love. To directly benefit neighbors, I set aside 10% of my Airbnb income to support of the Hazelwood Block Club, our local Community Development Corporation (CDC), Central Detroit Christian, and other community-building projects.
I don’t recall when I first heard about Little Free Libraries (a year ago?), nor where (online?). But I was immediately sold on the idea and added building one to my sprawling to-do list. Inspired by Los Angeles “guerrilla gardener” Ron Finley, I’d already began growing food in the front yard for neighbors to freely enjoy.
Adding books to this “sharing salad” was a no-brainer. Imagine my delight to discover Kim and Cindy’s campaign to make Detroit the Little Free Library Capital of the World! What better way to get involved with LFLs, promote Detroit - and check an exciting item off my to do list?
Kim and Cindy have been wonderful to work with, setting goals and encouraging me to raise funds from my community and friends, which I’m matching dollar for dollar. Like many of you I’ve supported a handful of Kickstarters and Indiegogos. (I’m still owed several T-shirts — Lockitron two years overdue; two years, Lockitron - you’re killing me!)
Yet I’ve never gotten so fully behind a campaign as Detroit Little Library Capital of the World! - and it feels great! Little Free Libraries are such a simple idea, so intuitive yet so powerful. I cannot wait to bring the first LFL to my eager neighborhood and expect more to follow. Whether or not you reside in Detroit proper, I hope you’ll see the importance of donating to this campaign, its regional benefit, and the passion behind it to support sharing and empower people. Little Free Libraries could have happened decades ago. But they didn’t. They could already be a given - woven into our cultural DNA. Yet it wasn’t until recently that the idea took off. So there’s no time to waste! Let’s build communities where little libraries are as common as trash cans. For our children. For our future. Let’s imagine and build that better world here, now, in Detroit. While so much attention remains on us, let’s show the world what Detroit is capable of. Let’s show the world how Detroit loves.
to raise money to for Detroit Little Libraries by planting an Alaska and/or Montana state-themed Ambassador Little Libraries in Detroit….
Alaska pulls further ahead with $147 to Montana’s $0.
Today we focus on Alaskan author Don Rearden.
If this book trailer doesn’t make you want to tuck a semi-auto in your pants and rush to Amazon, well…
The Raven’s Gift by the “master of the cliffhanger “Don Rearden is a blend of “hunter-hunted suspense of Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Male, the post-apocalyptic bleakness of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and the haunting mysteriousness of The X-Files.”
-The Washington Post
Thank you Don for contributing in Detroit’s Little Library project!
Deb writes, “Let’s…focus on one simple precept: the power of the book to transform. Then extend that to an entire community that’s taking on the big, big challenge of transforming itself through the power of books. That’s Detroit’s Little Library Challenge.”
Thank you, Deb. Well said.
I read Deb’s most recent novel, Cold Spell, over the summer and loved it. She captures landscape in a way that’s new to me in fiction. Not with flowery romanticism, or that tendency to use nature as metaphor for the human soul. But with an honesty about how people use the landscape for what they need when they need it. Landscape for personal growth.
Except when the landscape rebels.
Get the book For Deb’s beautiful writing. For her characters, who really try to be normal. And for the Glaciers.
These authors aren’t just generous. They tell a damn good story. Check out their work.
What is an Ambassador Little Free Library?
Ambassador Little Libraries are themed for their state. Alaska’s might have antlers? gold pans? Montana’s cowboys or steer horns? When you donate, you’ll help us decide — and get a photo. Authors from both states are seeding the libraries with signed editions of their work. A fun way to show some love for Detroit.
Donate to plant a Montana or an Alaska Ambassador Library in Detroit.
*See our Ambassador Page, if you’re an Alaskan or Montanan author who’d like to participate.
The national LFL organization sent in photos of some of the little libraries they’ll be loading up in Wisconsin and hauling down to Detroit as a gift to our project.
They are absolutely darling and we had to give you a sneak peak.
These little free libraries aren’t just cute, they are part of a prison-to-work program initiated by the Little Free Library organization in Wisconsin. Partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and with Governor Scott Walker’s “Read to Lead” initiative, inmates at the Prarie du Chien Correctional Institution built these as part of a vocational curriculum program.
So fqr they’ve created 120 libraries. Some of which will be on the trailer LFL founder Todd Bol is bringing to Detroit.
“These exciting gifts from Wisconsin assist Detroit as it works to become one of the nation’s leading Little Free Library centers. On November 5th- 7th, I will personally be in Detroit to deliver these unique 20 Little Free Libraries. I am thrilled to be part of the Detroit Little Libraries campaign as the city undertakes its many strategies to promote the city’s renaissance.”
We’re thrilled, too. Many thanks Todd. And thanks to the inmates at Prarie for their awesome work!
Last spring, Kim Kozlowski and her husband, Jeff Bennett, erected on the front lawn of their quiet tree-lined street in Ferndale a small glass-enclosed box that holds unlimited potential to change lives. Literally.