Edinburgh’s Little Free Libraries

Edinburgh’s first Little Free Library opened back in May 2016 in the Stockbridge Colonies.

Edinburgh’s first 24 hours little free library

Edinburgh’s first 24 hours little free library

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.

On Scotland Street

On Scotland Street

And more recently, one in The Botanics.

Little Free Library in The Botanics.

Little Free Library in The Botanics.

And there is a GREAT one in Starbank Park with a really good children’s range of books to read.

Starbank Park.

Starbank Park.

Their website hosts a map of all the Little Free Library locations around the world. More information can be found at: littlefreelibrary.org

Popping up over Edinburgh.

Popping up over Edinburgh.

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