by Megan Fleming Aug 2, 2016
Little Free Libraries have become a nationwide phenomenon with their “take a book, leave a book” philosophy housed in tiny wooden boxes.
Detroit has been in on the craze, with Little Free Libraries slowly popping up all over city, and dozens more in the works.
One local group, Detroit Little Libraries, describes itself as a “grassroots campaign working in partnership with the Little Free Library to promote reading and community in Detroit through the take-a-book, leave-a-book movement known as the Little Free Library.”
The Detroit Public School System is using the Little Free Library concept to make sure kids don’t abandon reading by installing them in schools this summer.
The first official DPS Little Free Library was opened at Marcus Garvey Academy and the district has plans to install another 96, in partnership with with Detroit Little Libraries, Detroit Public Schools Foundation, Detroit Public Library and the national Little Free Library.
“The goal is bold, has never been done before and could become a blueprint for other school districts across the nation to circulate books among children,” Kim Kozlowski, founder of Detroit Little Libraries…