The Lexington Public Library is growing...SMALLER!
Readers are everywhere, so books should be everywhere. That’s the idea behind the Lexington Public Library’s newest initiative to make reading more accessible to the community — the Tiny Library program. A Tiny Library is a miniature community center for sharing books. It’s hyper-local — right in your neighborhood — and it’s free, easy and fun.
The Tiny Library program will bring the “take a book, leave a book” concept of book exchange boxes to 50 new locations. Thirty installations will take place this fall in spaces chosen through partnership with organizations such as LexTran, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Parks and Recreation, and the YMCA. Recipients of additional installations will be announced in February and have their Tiny Library to install next spring.
Nomi Design, a Lexington firm, donated its time and expertise to design the book exchange boxes, which are built of steel, wood, and plexiglass with the eye toward elegance, durability, and ease of use. Sponsorship of a Tiny Library, or several, is available at $250 per installation. To sponsor a Tiny Library, you can donate here or contact the Library Foundation at (859) 231-5557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t host but want to help? Donate books to any Lexington Public Library location – or just leave them in one of our Tiny Libraries for others to enjoy! All genres and reading levels are encouraged. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.