Summer Library Update, January 2022: We're pleased to announce that the Summer Library will continue as an ongoing project, Summer/Winter Library. Please visit our Winter Library page and space, and watch for updates about the coming Summer Library 2022, opening in June.
July 3 through
November 13, 2021
View the catalog of books passing through the Summer Library, here (where you can also visit our permanent collections).
please follow the link for details on each intervention
July 30 - August 13
August 14 - 28
August 29 - September 12
September 17- October 3
October 5 - 24
October 29 - November 14
This summer the library expands: an extension of our Little Free Library 19330 takes up residence in our main Street Road building.
The Little Free Library started as a one square foot box with a dozen books and soon grew into a five hundred square foot storefront by the side of Route 41, a few miles north of our main site. Now three years old, it has seen thousands of books come and go, from those donated by local residents, to many mailed in from around the globe.
Here we take some time to reflect on the shape shifting nature of this collection, which can seem to have a tidal quality: books flow in and out, sometimes sitting on the shelves for years, sometimes zipping back out the door in days, or even hours.
Here at our primary exhibition space, this temporary extension functions as a little free library, and at the same time is a place for thinking about informal librarianships in little free libraries everywhere, and about the particular ebb and flow of books in our locale.
During the exhibition, a series of invited librarians will perform their own interventions, rearranging of the shelves according to any system (or non-system) of their choosing. These orderings - or dis-orderings - will be documented throughout the summer, and we hope you will come by and browse, in person or virtually here. Click the individual Librarians' names at left to visit their individual interventions.
Join us as we catalogue the weather of the library over time.