Southwest Tech has embarked on a project to make and place 50 Little Free Libraries in communities within our district.

1 What is it?

It's a "take a book, return a book" free book exchange.

Little Free Libraries are about community connections, just as much as they're about books and literacy.

Southwest Tech Little Free Library Project Overview

Reference: Littlefreelibrary.org

2 When?

Spring 2016

  • Identify sponsors
  • Identify stewards
  • Identify locations
  • Build them

Summer 2016

  • Begin placement

By 2017 have 50 installed within our district!!!!

3 How we need you!

Join us as a community ambassador by supporting and utilizing our Southwest Tech Little Free Libraries throughout our district.

Southwest Tech prototype of Little Free Library

Little Free Libraries come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community; Little Libraries have been called "mini-town squares."

More Little Free Library Information

If you are unable to access documents here please contact the Foundation office (foundation@swtc.edu, 608.822.2366)

Southwest Tech Little Free Library Project Overview

Where to put your Little Free Library

Map and list of Libraries and Little Free Libraries in our district

Sponsor Information:

The primary role of a sponsor is to provide funds for creating the physical Little Free Library. Your sponsorship includes:

  • A fully built and stocked Southwest Tech Little Free Library
  • A permanent plaque on the Little Free Library with your sponsorship name in memory of, in honor of, in appreciation of or your own individual name
  • A registered library located on the Little Free Library World Map at http://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/
  • A one-time cost of $250
  • Tax deductible to the limits of the law

Southwest Tech Little Free Library Sponsor Form

Steward information:

The primary role of a Steward is to care for a Little Free Library so that it becomes and continues as a vital and engaging resource for the neighborhood and community.

We encourage you, as a Steward, to:

  • Protect the integrity of the Library itself, its contents and the overall reputation of the Little Free Library movement.
  • Care for your Library by keeping the Library orderly, in good repair, fun and interesting.
  • Promote and inform the community about the project and the exciting Little Free Library movement!

Southwest Tech Little Free Library Steward Form