Little Free Libraries are small-scale book shelters that function as “take-a-book, leave-a-book” gathering places. They provide a location where the free exchange of books, ideas, stories, and interests contribute to a shared experience valued by neighbors and visitors.
This summer the first-ever Little Free Library Design Competition seeks to promote community activity by having teams design and build a book shelter. The cost of materials should be limited to less than $150. There is an entry fee to the contest, which benefits Architects Without Borders – Seattle, a local non-profit that provides ecologically sensitive and culturally appropriate design assistance to communities in need.
Consider what design can do to foster community and literacy in our local neighborhoods and let your library loose! Register by August 1, 2014 and submit your completed project by August 27.