Coming Soon: New Little Free Libraries!


Springfield Improvement Association & Archives is pleased
to announce the purchase of three new Little Free Libraries.

"Take a book, leave a book." You've noticed them in neighborhoods and public spaces; you've read about them on the Internet and in magazines, heard about them on the radio, and seen them on television. Across the nation and around the world, Little Free Libraries are popping up all over, creating a sense of community, boosting literacy, and developing readers. The idea is simple: set up a Little Free Library near the street in front of your house, school, church, or workplace (get permission if necessary), then seed it with books you love but no longer want or need. Ask neighbors, friends, and coworkers to contribute books. Fiction or nonfiction. Paperbacks, hardcovers, kids' books, whatever.

Alec Byres built the first Little Free Libraries as an Eagle Scout project and was nominated for a Jacksonville Historic Preservation Award in 2015.

Please help decide where they're placed!

Currently there are two on the East side. We're considering installing at least two on the West side, one near 5th & Silver and another at 10th & Laura.

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UPDATE: The City of Jacksonville Historic Preservation Department approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for the libraries. They have been delivered and are assembled and currently being painted. The locations will be 402 East 6th Street, 149 West 3rd Street, and 110 West 12th Street. They should be installed the middle of October.

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  • Joy Mayne
    commented 2016-04-16 10:10:33 -0400
    Would love to see one at 10th & Laura.