Edinburgh’s first Little Free Library opened back in May 2016 in the Stockbridge Colonies.
The Little Free Library initiative started in America in 2010 with a mission to build 2,510 Little Free Libraries – as many as supported by Scottish Philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. There are now over 36,000 Little Free Libraries world-wide. Their mission is:
To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
A second one popped up in Scotland Street last year.
And more recently, one in The Botanics.
And there is a GREAT one in Starbank Park with a really good children’s range of books to read.
Their website hosts a map of all the Little Free Library locations around the world. More information can be found at: littlefreelibrary.org