[Michlib-l] Thoughts on little free libraries?

Scott Morey smorey at tadl.org
Fri Feb 13 12:33:30 EST 2015


Jessica,

We have been big supporters of the Little Libraries in our community in
Grand Traverse County. We sponsored the construction of the first one and
also donated books. Since then we have worked with Boy Scout groups to
deploy several others and various other community organizations and private
individuals have erected their own. These Little Libraries have not had any
major effect on our donation levels or circulation and the publicity has
been excellent. We have a variety of resources on our website if you want
to learn more:

http://www.tadl.org/littlefreelibrary

Cheers,

Scott W. Morey
Assistant Director for Technology
Traverse Area District Library
smorey at tadl.org
(231) 932-8531

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Jessica Holman <jdholman at uproc.lib.mi.us>
wrote:

> Hi again,
>
> Minor correction to my previous post to the list serv: the parks and
> recreation department, not the city council, wants the library advisory
> board's opinion on the matter of Little Free Libraries.
>
> Thank you to everyone who has replied thus far!  The majority opinion
> seems to be that these are fabulous to have in the community.
>
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 8:56 AM, Jessica Holman <jdholman at uproc.lib.mi.us>
> wrote:
>
>> Good morning,
>>
>> My library's municipality is considering allowing a Little Free Library
>> in a local park during good weather.  The city council wants my library
>> advisory board to weigh in on the matter.  Do any of you have experiences
>> with a Little Free Library in your area?  Are these good things, just by
>> getting more people to read?  Or is there a noticeable drop in library
>> circulation or book donations?  Does your library get involved, by
>> advertising its services at the Little Free Library?
>>
>> I appreciate all input on this.  Thank you.
>>
>> --
>> Jessica Holman
>> Library Director
>> Negaunee Public Library
>> 319 West Case Street
>> Negaunee, MI 49866
>> (906) 475-7700 ext. 18
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Jessica Holman
> Library Director
> Negaunee Public Library
> 319 West Case Street
> Negaunee, MI 49866
> (906) 475-7700 ext. 18
>
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