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In The News:


Little Free Libraries are Popping up in Fort Dodge....

September 1, 2013


One of the most important things parents, schools and communities can do is help their youth become good readers...

July 12, 2014


We want every kid to be inspired with this love of reading. Because we know not only is it going to be something they can take with them as a lifelong love....

November 7, 2014

Take a book,

Leave a book.



What is a Little Free Library?

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!


-Little Free Library Official Website


The Little Free Library movement started in 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. The movement came to Fort Dodge in 2013 through the efforts of local book enthusiasts. The dream was to get even just one Little Free Library for the community, but only one year later Fort Dodge has eight Little Free Libraries and counting!


Donated books are offered for readers to borrow. Books can be returned at the same, or any of the Little Free Libraries! If you have books to give, you can drop them in any library that has room, or see our "Where to Donate" tab for more information!


A steward oversees each library to keep it stocked. If you're interested in becoming a steward to a new library, email us at!

The Little Free Library Story:

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