Raising Readers in Story County

Little Free Libraries

Raising Readers in Story County (RRSC) has participated in the Little Free Libraries (LFL) program beginning in 2012. We arranged for construction of child-height structures, recruited a steward, provided an initial collection of books, and offered more books as needed. Most of these initial free-standing libraries were in neighborhoods where children may not have easy access to books or the public library. Communities served with the initial 12 Little Free Libraries included: Ames, Gilbert, Nevada, Huxley, and Maxwell.

The number of LFLs in Ames and Story County has continued to grow dramatically. Most of the LFLs are constructed and maintained by our residents on their property. There is no official list, however RRSC staff has identified a list of 60 LFLs in Story County and the addition of LFLs in Roland, Slater, and Kelley. 

Click here for a Map of LFLs in Story County

A QR code and the web page address will be attached to those LFLs where RRSC is either the sponsor or steward.  The QR code links to this web site and allows the public to provide comments, offer suggestions, or ask questions. You may also use the QR code to report when a LFL is low on books, empty, or if damage has occurred. We appreciate your help in monitoring our local LFLs.

E-mail contact for Little Free Libraries in Story County:  littlefreelibrariesrrsc@gmail.com

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