Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Little Free Libraries

Have you heard about Little Free Libraries?  What started as a memorial has grown to an international movement with over 100,000 free little libraries around the world.

One of the founders, Tod Bol, made his first little free library as a tribute to his late mother.  It was designed like a schoolhouse, and he placed it in his front yard with a sign asking people to take a book or leave a book for others. Working together with Rick Brooks, the two founded Little Free Library as a nonprofit organization.  On the website, individuals or groups can purchase the boxes and register their library so it appears on the map.  Stewards of the boxes can paint or customize their little free library as suits their needs.  Little Free Library’s mission is “to promote literacy and the love of reading” and “to build a sense of community”.

“Little Free Libraries” maintaned by BRHA are located at:

  • Three at Rice Terrace (near ‘O’ Building on Oakview Avenue; near ‘O’ Building on Mary Street; and near ‘T’ Building on Mary Street)
  • One at Large Family Mosby (near the parking lot)
  • One at Johnson Court (near the old playground)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember that the health of those in our Bristol community is what’s most important. Please follow these best practices at your Little Free Library.