Little Libraries

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In middle income neighborhoods the average ratio is 13 books per child. In low-income neighborhoods it’s ONE book for every 300 children.


St. Lucie Reads Little Library program puts a small tabletop library stocked with books in non-traditional locations like doctors’ offices, barbershops, laundromats and business waiting areas to share with children. The books can be borrowed or taken, as long as the kids promise to continue reading them at home. Our emphasis is on letting the children choose the books themselves and on helping them build home libraries. St. Lucie Reads partners help to stocks the Little Library and continue to replenish it as needed.



One of the most successful ways to improve the reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home. But 61% of low-income families do not have any age-appropriate books.

  1. Little Library Map
  2. Little Library List
  3. Host Little Library