Here at Piccadilly HQ, as avid book-lovers, we love to support our local bookshops and libraries. So imagine our delight when we saw a lovely tiny little library pop-up just by Victoria Park in East London dedicated solely to children’s books – we just had to go round and fill it with some Piccadilly titles!
Run by two sisters, the Little Free Library is located on Victoria Park Road.
So happy we could contribute!
Take a book. Return a book. Donate a book.
The Little Free Library Project is a UK non-profit organisation whose purposes include promoting reading, literacy and art working with local and central government bodies as well as private businesses and individuals to increase access to books for everyone. Little Free Libraries aim to increase access to books for children, young people and their families. The Little Free Library concept started in the USA in 2009 when Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a replica of a schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former teacher. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front garden with a sign that said FREE BOOKS. His neighbours loved it and soon he was building more Little Free Libraries. There are now thousands worldwide.
Check the littlefreelibrary.org world map to see if there is a Little Free Library in your area you can join and if there isn’t, why not start your own?