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.
Newly added to Starbank Park in July 2017, this incredible Police Box Library.
Since April 2017, there has been on in the Dalry Colonies.
Their website hosts a map of all the Little Free Library locations around the world. More information can be found at: littlefreelibrary.org