Fall River, MA

New Little Free Libraries Appearing Across Fall River

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These brand new boxes are appearing around Fall River. I happened to see this one when it had literally just been installed, it’s still empty.

The new Little Free Library at the corner of Columbia St and Fountain St in Fall River, MaPhoto bymine

Little Free Libraries are set to be installed at every public school in Fall River, including the Administration Building. This innovative project, announced here on the Fall River Public Schools instagram, aims to encourage sharing and reading.

Little Free Libraries are fun community book exchanges, where neighbors can leave books they’ve finished and pick up new books. A LFL can be any style, I've seen some cute ones made from a repurposed newspaper honor box or old phone booth. The most common version is a small, freestanding box, just like the one pictured. The fun of a LFL is the unique neighborhood style, as local readers donate their own finished books for others to enjoy. You can find more information about Little Free Libraries here. There’s also an interactive map showing the locations of Little Free Libraries, but the new ones appearing at local schools are just too new, they’re not on the map yet.

These new LFLs will be located near the entrances of each school, providing easy access for students, faculty, and the whole Fall River community. The Fall River Public Library already has a Little Free Library set up in front, in case you’re not near one of the new school ones.

Open for Business!Photo bymine

Whenever you see a Little Free Library like these, take a look! Feel free to take an interesting book, and bring it home to read and enjoy it. If you have books you’ve finished, bring it to any of these Little Free Libraries and add it to the collection for a Fall River neighbor to read next. Don’t forget, these Little Free Libraries are on school grounds, so be respectful of school property as your browse for books.

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