The grand opening for the Little Free Library, 4330 South Forest Avenue, is Monday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jenny Jarosz is excited to be the steward for the Little Free Library #17252 on behalf of our neighbors and our community! The way it works is simple:

  • We initially stock the LFL with a variety of good quality books that we hope will interest our neighborhood children and adults.
  • You stop by and take whatever catches your fancy and bring a book to fill it’s place to help continue the library. There is a notebook to add your comments or suggestions.
  • LFL books are always a gift – never for sale!

Little Free Library is a movement started by Todd Bol of Hudson, WI, and Rick Brooks of Madison, WI in 2010, and has grown to include little libraries in most states and dozens of countries around the world. Little Free Library’s mission is to:

  • Promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
  • Foster a sense of community and connection as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
  • Build more than 2,510 libraries around the world (the number of “real” libraries built by Andrew Carnegie).

Check out the LFL story at and look at the many amazing example of little libraries.