JCPL supports and assists community and civic groups with the establishment and maintenance of Little Free Libraries™ and other book exchanges in Jefferson County. These libraries rely on the honor system, meaning that people can take a book without needing to return it, or they can leave a book in exchange for another one.
By supporting and caring for little libraries, we hope to promote literacy, reading, and access to books across the county. Books are provided by community members. While we do not oversee the contents of little libraries or exchange shelves, we encourage patrons to leave high quality books in good condition.
Anyone may establish a little library or book exchange, and the library is not responsible for the maintenance or contents of little libraries. However, if you notice a little library is in poor condition, and are unable to establish who is responsible for caring for it, we may be able to help. Let us know!
Would you like to have a Little Free Library™ in your neighborhood? The library has a limited number of little libraries available for the community. Fill out this request form. The library may be able to help establish a little library:
- On publicly accessible property, such as a business or public place (no private homes).
- With permission from the property owner.
- If an individual or group is willing to sponsor, install, and care for the library.