Little Free Library/NYC Public Installations and Openings


Public Installations and Openings
Little Free Library/NYC 
“Take a book, return a book”

Little Free Library/NYC is a joint project of PEN World Voices Festival and The Architectural League of New York, and is realized in collaboration with Little Free Library, LTD.

To download a map with installation and library locations, click here.

To celebrate the opening of Little Free Library/NYC, PEN World Voices Festival and the Architectural League invite you to visit the library sites, during the PEN World Voices and IDEAS CITY Festivals.  Meet the project’s competition-winning designers as they construct their Little Free Library installations over the course of the afternoon at ten different sites in Lower Manhattan.

Little Free Library/NYC is a collaboration between local architects and community organizations to place small book shelters throughout the East Village and Lower East Side. Formed in partnership with PEN World Voices Festival and The Architectural League of New York, the project is part of the global Little Free Library movement. The installations will be on view through September 1st, but the designers will only be on site May 4th.

For more information on the Little Free Library/NY competition, including this year’s designers, community partners, and conceptual illustrations of the final designs, click here. For more information on the Architectural League’s other events held as part of the IDEAS CITY festival, click here.  Maps may also be picked up, May 4th, at the Architectural League’s booth at the IDEAS CITY Festival StreetFest.

Time & Place
Saturday, May 4, 2013
1:00 -- 5:00 p.m.
Various locations
No tickets or reservations.
Little Free Library / NYC Project Team Architectural League of New York: Anne Rieselbach, Program Director; Ian Veidenheimer, Program Associate; Daniel Rojo, Assistant Editor, Urban Omnibus; Alexandra Hay and Catherine Bryt, Program Interns.

PEN World Voices Festival : Jakab Orsós, Festival and Public Programs Director; Elizabeth Weinstein, Festival & Public Programs Manager; Charis Holt, Intern

Development Consultant: Jennifer Douglas, Brooklyn Cottage