Welcome to Little Free MCMLS


Little Free MCMLS

Montgomery County Library System is excited to be the steward of several Little Free Libraries. Little Free Libraries are gifts to the community, enriching neighborhoods by providing access to free materials through book exchanges.

To become a caretaker of a Little Free MCMLS Library, download the application or view the "Apply Now" tab.

Applicants have the opportunity to propose why their particular location would be the ideal place to install a Little Free MCMLS.  Factors influencing the decision will include accessibility and popularity of the proposed location, proximity or access to one of the MCMLS library branches, and ability of the applicant to coordinate installation and ongoing maintenance with Library Administration.

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*Updated application coming soon.*

In The News

Public Libraries Online
Mar. 18, 2015
Like a Rock Star - A Little Free Library Goes on Tour

The Woodlands Lifestyles & Homes
Feb., 2015
It's Not a Box - It's a Library!

Houston Chronicle
Jan. 13, 2015
Library Offers New Way to Share Books

Conroe Courier
Jan. 4, 2015
Montgomery County Library System Announces County's First Little Free


About

Little Free Library is a movement started by Todd Bol of Hudson and Rick Brooks of Madison, Wisconsin in 2010, and has grown to include little libraries in most states and dozens of countries. Little Free Library’s mission is to:

  • Promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
  • Foster a sense of community and connection, sharing skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
  • Build more than 2,510 libraries around the world (the number of “real” libraries built by Andrew Carnegie)!

MCMLS has several Little Free Libraries throughout the community with more to come. View the "Locations" tab to find our installations.

Books within the library have been initially furnished by the Library Friends of Conroe, who sponsored the project. These donated materials will be free to anyone, using the honor system and the Little Free Library mantra “Take a Book, Return a Book.” Anyone in the community may donate materials at any time to Little Free MCMLS Library. There are no cardholder requirements, check out limits or restrictions, other than the encouragement to return the book you borrowed or another in its place.

Do you want a Little Free MCMLS in your community?
Applicants have the opportunity to propose why their particular location would be the ideal place to install a Little Free MCMLS.  Factors influencing the decision will include accessibility and popularity of the proposed location, proximity or access to one of the MCMLS library branches, and ability of the applicant to coordinate installation and ongoing maintenance with Library Administration.

To apply to become a caretaker of a Little Free MCMLS, download the application or view the "Apply Now" tab.

For more information about the Little Free MCMLS, contact Melissa Baker, Library Marketing and Program Coordinator at melissa.baker@countylibrary.org or (936) 788-8377 ext. 6266.
Learn more about the Little Free Library movement at www.littlefreelibrary.org and look at the many amazing examples of little libraries around the world.