Little Free Libraries

Invest in our promising young readers and their bright futures.

Donations are tax deductible.

Tax ID - 83-4336023

Little Free Libraries is an initiative that matches a sponsor with each Little Free Library that is placed within a community to promote the joy of reading.

 

Our goal is to increase access to culturally diverse books for readers of all ages and backgrounds and foster neighborhood book exchanges throughout communities where children and families do not have access to books.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

Individual - $1,000

Family - $1,250

Non profit - $1,500

Business - $2,000

 

Includes:

Little Free Library 

Library post and topper

Official charter sign

Tribute plaque

Books to replenish the library

For more information or to sponsor a Little Free Library email: lvstorytime@gmail.com

A check may be made payable to: Storytime Crafts

Mail to:

Storytime Crafts

31 Thorpe Road, Studio 105

Needham, MA 02494

Thank you for your support!

1. Storytime Crafts

Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA 02494

Installation: October 5, 2020

Visit: https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/ to find this library registered on the world wide map.

Charter #110778

In partnership with Ken Davison, MD., retired anesthesiologist

Gorse Mill Studios is a group of people who, through their common interests and like-mindedness, have formed a creative community for the benefit of each other, the neighborhood and the town. The Gorse Mill Studios building continues to be a place where imagination, creativity and craft bring people together in support of the arts. 

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"So proud of all your efforts during this hectic pandemic. Wonderful work. Appreciate being a small part of it."

Ken Davison, MD., retired anesthesiologist

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2. All Dorchester Sports and Leadership

Town Field Library

1565 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

Installation: November 7, 2020

Visit: https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/

to find these libraries registered.

Charter #113041

In partnership with Ken Davison, MD. (retired anesthesiologist) and Storytime Crafts

ADSL's focus on wellness and academic success encourages healthy habits and choices for youth and their families. ADSL offers an alternative to risky behaviors where young people can excel in sports, build self esteem, develop leadership skills, and engage with positive role models and mentors. 

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 "We are so excited to have a little library in our community! It brings a smile to our faces whenever we see young kids and their parents excitedly picking books out of the little library. It is  proving to be a valuable resource for families in our neighborhood who may not have access to other reading materials during this isolating time. Looking forward to increased activity at the "library" this year!" 

 

Candice D. Gartley, Executive Director, All Dorchester Sports & Leadership

3. Dimock Community Health Center

55 Dimock Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Installation: March 11, 2021

Charter #113358

In partnership with The Wagner Family and Storytime Crafts

Founded in 1862 as the New England Hospital for Women and Children, the Dimock Center heals and uplifts individuals, families, and their community. Operating on a nine-acre campus in Roxbury, The Dimock Center serves communities in Boston and across the state, providing comprehensive, culturally-competent Health and Community Care, Behavioral Health Services, and Child and Family Services to more than 19,000 people annually.

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4. Greater Ashmont Main Street

1906 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

Installation: April 24, 2021

Charter #113765

In partnership with The Melton and Sullivan Families and Storytime Crafts

Greater Ashmont Main Street strives to maintain and further develop their district as a welcoming destination for those from inside and outside the area.

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"Our staff and Board loved working with Lisa and her team at Storytime Crafts. The LIbraries have been a wonderful addition to the Greater Ashmont Main Streets District. It's great to see neighbors, especially children grab books from the boxes."

 

Jeanne Dasaro, Executive Director, Greater Ashmont Main Street

5. Greater Ashmont Main Street

Greater Ashmont Library

10 Ashmont Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Installation: April 24, 2021

Charter #123033

In partnership with Greater Ashmont Main Street and Storytime Crafts

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6. Menino YMCA

1137 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Installation: May 11, 2021

Visit: https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/ to find this library registered on the world wide map.

Charter #123294

In partnership with Alex Sham and Storytime Crafts

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7. Roxbury YMCA

285 Martin Luther King Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02119

Installation: May 11, 2021

Visit: https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/ to find this library registered on the world wide map.

Charter #123957

In partnership with Kenny, Joanna, and Evan Raskin and Storytime Crafts

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8. Haynes Early Education Center

263 Blue Hill Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119

Installation: June 16, 2021

Charter #125328

In partnership with A to Z Child Care and Preschool and Storytime Crafts

Haynes Early Education Center provides full day K0, K1, K2 and 1st grade classrooms. Many of their classrooms are fully integrated to accommodate children with special needs.

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9. ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway NSC

714 Parker Street, Roxbury, MA 02120

Installation Date: July 22, 2021

Charter #125744

Donated in partnership with Needham Bank, 1457 Tremont Street, Mission Hill

ABCD is part of the Community Action Network, created with the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act, which was signed into law in 1964. The Act was a sweeping plan to improve the lives of all Americans. ABCD is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success.

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"We love having a little free library at ABCD. Throughout the day, I see our clients and other members of the community gravitating toward our library. They will look through all of the books to find ones that interest them. Sometimes we have to refill the library several times a week because people are always stopping by to get more books. We’ve also noticed an increase in community engagement. People will stop by and add books and flyers for local events into the little library."

Jenny Sugilio, Immigration Services Coordinator, ABCD Parker Hill/ Fenway NSC

10. Catholic Charities of Boston at Labouré Center

275 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

Installation Date: September 3, 2021

Charter #127798

Donated in partnership with Dedham Savings and Storytime Crafts

Labouré Early Childhood Services is a diverse center based community dedicated to providing a nurturing environment and inviting children to use their senses to explore and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

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11. Dorchester YMCA

776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Installation Date: September 30, 2021

Charter #129550

Donated in partnership with The Martin Richard Foundation & Storytime Crafts

The Martin Richard Foundation works to advance the values of inclusion, kindness, justice and peace. We invest in community programs that broaden horizons for young people and encourage them to celebrate diversity and engage in positive civic action.

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12. Washington Beech Playground Library

Beechland Circle, Roslindale, MA 02131

Installation Date: October 7, 2021

Charter #127301

Donated in partnership with Lemon House Publishing & Storytime Crafts

Lemon House Publishing strives to help young writers build confidence by guiding them through the process of writing and publishing their own children’s books. Through teaching both virtual and in-person classes, students are led through the process of brainstorming, drafting, peer editing, revising and illustrating their own children’s book. Following the program, Lemon House Publishing publishes each student’s book on Amazon with profits going to a local Boston, MA charity. 

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Lemon House Publishing empowers children by teaching them the process of writing their own children’s books. If the student’s family chooses to publish their book at the end on Amazon, profits from book sales go to Storytime Crafts. Book sale profits from this past year made it possible to install this Little Free Library.

Jacky Lamenzo, Founder, Lemon House Publishing