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Little Free Libraries: A Hometown Collaboration of Business, Art and Community

Little Free Libraries provide free books to the community to encourage literacy and to promote the joy of reading. Today, through the Little Free Library organization, there are 50,000 Little Free Libraries around the world!

With the generosity of Home Depot and area artists, the Library is proud to be a part of that achievement with five Little Free Libraries around LaSalle.  In addition to serving as public Art, the Little Free Libraries continue the library tradition of public access to information. At any of the five Little Free Libraries in LaSalle, you don’t need a library card to "take a book, leave a book." The selection changes often as people contribute books and take others. Participate, share and enjoy the Little Free Libraries in your community.

The five Little Free Libraries are located at the following locations:

541/543 First Street, LaSalle
(between Social Kitchen and Exposures Hair Salon)
Designed by Laura Innis

1345 Chartres Street, LaSalle
(Grace Methodist Church/Summit Learning)
Designed by Jill Heji

606 Roosevelt Street, LaSalle
(The Johns Residence)
Designed by Amy Adams and the Lincoln Jr. High 8th Grade

1055 6th Street, LaSalle
(The Grove Center)
Designed by Rachel Kwit

1054 Creve Coeur St, LaSalle,
(The Sprong Residence)

If you wish to donate books to use in Little Free Libraries, please bring them to the LaSalle Public Library.  We can't accept donations of condensed books, textbooks or encyclopedias. 

Little Free Libraries in the Illinois Valley

1015 Marquette Street, LaSalle

1651 Midtown Road, Peru (Hy-Vee)

If you have a Little Free Library and wish to be added to this list, please email us at [email protected]