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Mini libraries (also called micro libraries, community bookshelves, or book boxes) are small-scale, sharable book and media collections similar to public libraries. The concept is often explained in the simple phrase "take a book, leave a book". Mini libraries may be initiated by community organizations, private individuals or even public library systems. The mini library concept is remarkable in its deployment all around the world, and the creative methods for sharing the collections. Probably the most prominent mini library initiative is the Little Free Library. A related concept is Book Crossing, which focuses more on individual books than small collections.

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7 Adorable Little Free Libraries Inspired by Gardens, Nov 21[1]

The Big Potential of Little Free Libraries, Nov 15[2]

The First Little Free Pantry Pops Up in Arkansas Inspired by Little Free Libraries, Jun 1[3]

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Authors Ethan
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Created May 15, 2015 by Ethan
Modified February 16, 2023 by Irene Delgado
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