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The Little Free Library at Steenbock

Little Free Library No. 4206

It’s a library within a library!

Little Free Library No. 4206 now lives at the entrance of Steenbock Memorial Library. The 3-foot-tall structure resembles a barn to reflect Steenbock’s agriculture collection, which was built by Tom Hanson, husband of Steenbock reference librarian Jean Ruenger-Hanson.

Steenbock staff unveiled the Little Free Library on December 19, and the first book donated was Lauren Redniss’ “Radioactive,” which is UW’s Go Big Read selection for the 2012-13 academic year.  Visitors are invited to take books from the Little Free Library home, or to donate books for others to share.  The service is completely free, and no library card is required.

Little Free Libraries–hand-made structures that resemble book “mailboxes”– started in 2009 in Hudson, Wisconsin, and now there are thousands of them throughout the world.  Read more about Little Free Libraries.

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