District H

Little Free Library Initiative

Getting Books into the Hands of Kids who Need Books

Little Free Library PhotoCouncil Member Karla Cisneros's Little Free Library program has built and placed 23 Little Free Libraries all across District H. A Little Free Library is a small lending library meant to share the joy of reading with an entire community.

People are encouraged to “take a book, leave a book” meaning these lending libraries are free and open for anyone to take a book if they would like to read it but encouraged to replace it with another book they may have finished. Council Member Cisneros worked to pair each funded Little Free Library in District H with a Steward from the community, tasked with maintaining and stocking (as needed) their assigned Little Free Library.

Council Member Cisneros is grateful to each and every Little Free Library host and Steward for their help in getting books in the hands of children who need them.

In addition to the Little Free Libraries, Council Member Cisneros has also funded book carts filled with books for each District H Community Center (with the exception of Independence Heights Community Center, which has a partnership with a local non-profit for books in place) for use during the summer and after-school programming.

Little Free Library Initiative Links (.pdf)