Community Build Days

Unique to our organization, the Edgewater Reads crew hosts a series of Little Free Library (LFL) Community Build Days throughout the year! We feature a locally designed little library model that is both efficient with materials and effective in Chicago's weather. Kits are provided to community members free of charge on Community Build Days, or by request, and to outside members for a small donation!


Kits are easy to assemble and fun for the whole family!

Kits are easy to assemble and fun for the whole family!

Before the Build Day


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On Community Build Day!

  • Meet us at our build location in appropriate building attire (building can get messy)!
  • Bring your DIY guide, building buddy, and any tools you may.
  • Coordinate transportation, you will be building your very own Little Free Library to take home!
  • If you live outside of the community, we encourage a $50 donation per LFL.
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Now you have a Little Free Library?

  • We recommend priming the Little Free Library before you paint to help withstand the outside elements.
  • Once you have your Little Free Library decorated the way you'd like it, contact Edgewater Reads for a free installation!
  • Our installation team will coordinate a time to install your "LFL." Welcome to a growing community of active readers!