Today, there are over 80,000 Little Free Libraries located in 90 different countries. They offer neighbors a great place to share books and can serve as places where people can meet and talk to each other. In addition to Little Free Libraries, Tiny Sheds are becoming popular in some neighborhoods. They are often used to store and exchange garden tools, home remodeling materials, hand-me-down clothes and toys, and movies, music, and video games. These structures need to be built in a permitted area and must be well-constructed to weather the elements.
- Some colorful community structures have been created and their aim is to foster community sharing. Some examples of these are little free libraries and tiny sheds.
- People contribute to little free libraries and therefore free up space in their rooms while providing books for free to others who need them.
- The community the author lives in is one that values community sharing and reaching out to people that is why they have message boards for it.
“While little free libraries originated as a book sharing tool, many have popped up for other purposes like sharing plants, vegetable harvests, seeds, and tools.”