Little Free Library Coming to Bruce-Monroe Park

On Saturday, May 17th, a Little Free Library will be installed and dedicated at the community garden within Bruce-Monroe Park (Georgia between Irving and Columbia Rd.). Below is more information about the library box that was shared on the 700blkHobart-Columbia-Harvard Yahoo Group listserv, along with a photo of the Little Free Library that will be installed on the 17th.

students+and+library(The Little Free Library and the students who designed it.)

Bruce Monroe Community Garden Little Free Library Grand Opening Celebration!

Where: Bruce Monroe Community Garden (inside Bruce Monroe Park at 3000 Georgia Ave NW)
When: Saturday May 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
What: All kinds of fun …

  • Students and gardeners will install and dedicate our Little Free Library.
  • Teens will read books aloud to younger kids.
  • You can start borrowing books!
  • We also have a garden work day from 10 a.m. – noon and there will be kids activities planned for the garden like painting raised beds, planting, and a scavenger hunt. Come out for all or some of the time!

Books, books, books! Please consider bringing one book to donate if you’d like to help us keep the library stocked. We’d especially love to have childrens and young adult books or gardening books, but we would welcome any fiction or non-fiction.

The Details…

Bruce Monroe Community Garden, along with four other community gardens in DC, are the lucky recipients of a Little Free Library built by students as part of the National Building Museum’s Design Apprenticeship Program.

In their most basic form a Little Free Library consists of a box full of books where anyone can stop by to borrow a book or return another book to share. The libraries are usually creatively decorated to reflect the character of a host neighborhood, family, or in this case–garden. Design teams used salvaged and upcycled materials from Community Forklift to create the libraries.

The Little Free Libraries encourage local residents to connect with each other through a “take a book, leave a book” system at the gardens, and they help foster literacy in their communities. The books are free to borrow! Please visit the library, return books when you are done, and feel free to bring new books to the library to donate for others to enjoy.

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3 Comments on “Little Free Library Coming to Bruce-Monroe Park”

  1. Dianne C. Says:

    This is great Kent! Thanks so much for sharing. Chris and I will donate some books.

  2. Barry Solomon Says:

    So people know, The Bruce Monroe Community Garden will store excess books in our shed, and replenish the library if it gets too low. If the library is full and you would like to make a book donation please contact the Garden at

  3. […] posted earlier that a little free library was to be installed at the Bruce-Monroe Community Garden back on May 17th. This past weekend was the first time I’d had a chance to check it out and […]

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