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The Unique Small Free Libraries of Minneapolis


Minneapolis is home to more than 150 Small free libraries, miniature public libraries filled with free reading for all ages.

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  • They are independently built, run by passionate neighbors who encourage anyone to ‘take a book, leave a book’.

Driving the news: You may have seen last week’s viral tweet from the Bloomington Police Department claiming someone had robbed libraries.

Good, Axios Twin Cities reporter Audrey Kennedy has decided to embark on a quest to find the best of the best in Minneapolis. After hours of very in-depth informal research of the small free libraries registered within the city limits, she found 10 that stood out, including:

  • 🎨 The Fantastic Wonder (image 1)

  • The Doggo library (photo 2)

  • 🧚‍♀️ The House of the Fairies (photo 3)

see the rest, like the Robot, the Lighthouse and the TARDIS on the Instagram account @axiostwincities.

What she reads: Audrey picked up a copy of the beautifully illustrated graphic novel “Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World” by Pénélope Bagieu.

  • She also recommends checking out the builders’ stories of how their libraries came to be. They are all online here, and very heartwarming. Check out our Instagram for instructions on how to search.

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