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Changes to the Little Free Libraries on the Near Westside

If you drive or walk around Syracuse’s Near Westside, then you have already noticed a change.  The Little Free Library on the outside of 601 Tully has been removed and is going to be mounted at 208 Slocum Avenue, where … Continue reading

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The Illinois Library Association Reporter articles on little free libraries

The June 2014 issue of The Illinois Library Association Reporter contains several articles on little free libraries, and includes information on the ones on Syracuse’s Near Westside.  Lauren Collen, the librarian at the Machesney Elementary School, did an excellent job … Continue reading

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Buying books for the LFLs

Hi everyone! Loranne here, and I’m about to wrap up my work with the Little Free Libraries. One of the last phases of my internship was to test and put into action the Collection Development Policy I wrote for the … Continue reading

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Summertime wrap-up

Loranne–resident intern–here! Some of you might have already noticed that I’ve been making a lot of changes to the website lately. I’ve reorganized our existing information, and added quite a bit of new content of my own. This is all … Continue reading

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What have the Syracuse Little Free Libraries been up to this summer?

An update from Professor Jill Hurst-Wahl In the spring, several book drives were held in order to have more books available for the Little Free Libraries on the Near Westside. The largest book drive was held at Syracuse University, although … Continue reading

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LFL Book Drive, National Library Week April 8-14

It seems like whenever we start talking about the Syracuse Little Free Libraries project, someone remarks, “Oh, my gosh, I have a stack of books at home, I should donate them!” Here’s your chance! In honor of National Library Week, … Continue reading

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Little Free Libraries Project Receives National Press Attention

This post originally appeared on Information Space, the iSchool blog. Since we launched the Syracuse Little Free Libraries project, the national LFL movement has exploded. The idea is decidedly low tech: physical books, housed in physical repositories. The books are … Continue reading

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Every Reader His [or Her] Book

An update from Jill Hurst-Wahl, member of the project team and incoming Director of the Library and Information Science Masters program at the School of Information Studies. In 1931, a librarian wrote several rules that are evident in our first … Continue reading

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The first SYR-LFL is open for business!

Many thanks to everyone who helped with last nights launch party! As you can see from the photos below, it was pretty exciting to load the first batch of books into the little library located at 323 Gifford. We will … Continue reading

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You are invited! SYR-LFL launch party, Feb 3

Please join us! This Friday evening from 5:30-7:30pm, we will be celebrating the launch of the first Syracuse Little Free Library. The party is open to the public and will be held at 331 Gifford Street, just a few doors … Continue reading

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