Little Free Library™

Be a part of this exciting volunteer and partnership opportunity


It seems like a simple concept. If children have access to books early in life, they have a better chance for academic success down the road.


However, many families in need struggle to provide books to their children, and many new parents aren’t aware of the importance of early language and literacy. Within our own community, there are “book deserts” in areas where poverty is prevalent and many homes lack the adequate quantity and quality of books necessary to engage young children and their families in language and literacy.


One way Southwest Human Development is doing its part in the community is by partnering with individuals, neighborhoods, local businesses, as well as other nonprofit organizations in Maricopa County to place as many Little Free Libraries as possible for children who need them most. Little Free Libraries are “take one, leave one” book stations. The movement allows any individual to have easy access to books, regardless of their financial situation.


Get Involved: Build Your Own Little Free Library Today!




Southwest Human Development uses superior quality paints generously donated by Dunn-Edwards Paints. Check out some of the unique Little Free Libraries Southwest Human Development has installed in communities throughout the Valley!


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Watch how one of our community partners joined with Southwest Human Development to make a difference with the Little Free Library initiative!



Hear testimonials from some of our partners who participated in Little Free Library builds:



Want to visit a Little Free Library here in Phoenix? Use the map below to find one near you!


Want to learn more?

Contact David Reno at (602) 769-3958 or for details!

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