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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund a Little Free Library in Kirkstall

Kirkstall, Leeds

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Help the Kirkstall community to bring a little free library to the area!

The Little Free Library scheme in Leeds is making reading accessible to all. This non-profit project aims to bring communities together by setting up book exchange boxes across Leeds, where anyone can take or leave a book for free.

You can see the waterproofed boxes all around the city , peeking out of hedges or boldly raised on posts in front gardens, school playgrounds and parks. Each one is a couple of feet tall and houses about 40 books, with the initial stock coming from donations.

Some Little Free Libraries have been funded by individual donors, while others are supported by local businesses, and as the word of the Little Free Libraries spreads, neighbourhoods are starting to want their own. As a Kirkstall resident, I would love for Kirkstall to have its own Little Free Library (first of many for the area I hope!) and am raising money initially through crowdfunding on social media.

Open 24 hours a day, the honesty box library intends to complement your local library, act as a local meeting place and promote sharing and reusing. We, the local community, are fundraising to cover the costs of building the weatherproof box, a beautiful hand-painted design by a local guest artist, and installation. The life expectancy of the box is 10 years and I propose to help with the upkeep of the box and keeping it well-stocked.

Where it goes can be decided once the money is raised and the box is being built, but it will be open for everyone to use, so not hidden away or a huge trek away from where people live or visit.

I will keep you updated on progress and please ask any questions or get in touch if you'd like to be involved. It would be fantastic to have our Little Free Library up and running in Kirkstall by the end of this year!

Thank you for your support and please share!

Harriett x

To find out more about the Leeds Little Free Libraries, take a look at the links below:

Facebook page for Leeds Little Free Libraries

Instagram account for Leeds Little Free Libraries

Twitter account for Leeds Little Free Libraries

Current locations of the (34!) Leeds Little Free Libraries

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  • Harriett Richardson4 months ago
    Harriett Richardson

    Harriett Richardson

    4 months ago

    We're over a third of the way! Thank you so much in helping to raise money and awareness of this project. Please continue to share the JustGiving page with your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours!

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  • Harriett Richardson4 months ago
    Harriett Richardson

    Harriett Richardson

    4 months ago

    It is World Book Day tomorrow (Thursday 7 March) and it would be fantastic to use the day to raise awareness of the Leeds Little Free Library scheme and how it's helping to make reading accessible for all across the city. Please share links to the Leeds Little Free Library pages on social media, and spread the word about the Kirkstall crowdfunding campaign too!

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  • Harriett Richardson4 months ago
    Harriett Richardson

    Harriett Richardson

    4 months ago

    One week in and we've already raised over £200! Thank you everybody for your fantastic support :)

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4 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/6/2019 17.54

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15

  • Ali

    Ali

    Jun 6, 2019

    For Carry xxx

    £20.00

  • Lizzie Ellis

    Lizzie Ellis

    May 29, 2019

    A wonderful idea!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 29, 2019

    What a lovely idea!

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 11, 2019

  • Carole Fenwick

    Carole Fenwick

    Mar 7, 2019

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 6, 2019

    So happy that Kirkstall will be getting a little free library - thanks Harriett!

    £100.00

  • Epo Li

    Epo Li

    Mar 5, 2019

    It has been lovely to see these popping up and long may the gift of reading continue.

    £10.00

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