The “Little Free Library” movement has arrived in Sonoma County. Currently, there are two libraries located in the town of Sonoma and one in Cotati. The Little Free Library is a worldwide nonprofit organization that offers free books housed in small containers to members of the local community. It was founded in Hudson, Wisconsin by Todd Bol.
Kathy O’Neill of Sonoma built her Little Free Library out of reused materials and “dedicated it to Maurice Sendak, author of one of my favorite childhood library books.” The sign encourages passers-by to “Take a book. Return a book.” and a bench offers visitors a seat while browsing.
Anyone can create their own library box, which is usually about the size of a doll house, or purchase one from the Little Free Library website. Once registered, the libraries are assigned a number and owners are sent a sign that reads “Little Free Library.”
Locations of all the Little Free Libraries around the world are listed on this Google map.