Little Free Libraries For All
Community Artist Joanna Wigginton is leading the charge on this project which aims to develop building skills for youth, promote literacy and support community. The project is facilitating the construction of hundreds of Little Free Library (LFL) structures built by ‘at-risk’ youth and installed in our community to help promote literacy. Little Free Libraries can be purchased by any resident at a nominal cost. The project will provide LFLs to nonprofits and support a sliding scale for anyone wishing to maintain one in their front yard.
To achieve this ambitious goal, Flockworks has partnered with Project Sanctuary, The Latino Coalition, Safe Passages, Fort Bragg Alternative Education Site, Rossi’s Building Materials, local wood workers and others who are helping make the project come together.
In August 2018, we installed a "Little Free Library for All" on the Mendocino Coast in partnership with Lisa and Tony Greer, owners of The Ledford House. The library was assembled by Joanna Wigginton and finished by Flockworks Board Chair, Erica Harrold. The inspiration for the artwork on the structure came from learning about the life of her 12-year old grand-niece, Coco, who was killed in a car accident. Coco's love of books and altruistic nature were an inspiration to everyone she met. She volunteered with homeless programs, animal shelters and did environmental restoration work in her community. You can learn more about Coco and the family foundation - www.livelikecoco.org
You can learn more about the LFL movement here. They are in 27 countries and are widespread throughout the USA. (Check out the little free library across the street from the Senior Center.) Wouldn’t it be a great honor for Fort Bragg to have the highest per capita LFLs of any place in the world? Join us in making this happen!