Little Free Libraries

About Little Free Libraries

A Little Free Library is a "take a book, return a book" free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Our Little Free Libraries were built by community members, are stocked by donations from the Friends of the Longwood Public Library and maintained by librarians from Longwood Public Library. There is so much to choose from for your reading enjoyment including books for young readers, teens, and adults. 

Longwood Public Library currently maintains seven Little Free Libraries in the community. If you would like to donate larger amounts of books for the Little Free Libraries, bring donations to Longwood Public Library. Children’s books are always in need and are greatly appreciated. Please see our Gifts and Donations Policy for accepted donations. If you have any questions about Little Free Libraries in the Longwood Community, please contact Ann Hofbauer.

Bartlett Pond Park

The Longwood Junior High Builders Guild led by teacher Chris Hanley built a Little Free Library modeled after the 1835 East Middle Island School No. 17 at Bartlett Pond Park.

Local Artist Haley Osiecki and Librarian Janine Provencher painted the Little Free Libraries.

Diamond in the Pines

Longwood Girl Scout Troop 1327 redesigned the library’s Little Free Library at Diamond in the Pines Park in Coram. Two new additions were added as well to accommodate even more free books. Make sure to stop by and check out our Little Free Library where you can "take a book or leave a book!"


The first version of the Little Free Library located at Diamond in the Pines was painted by teen volunteers and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Left to right: Brittany Smith, Kayla Tran, Ashley Valenton, Maya Hasegawa

Granny Road Park

Girl Scout Troop 1371 painted the Little Free Library at Granny Road Park as part of a Bronze Award Project.

Ridge Community Park

Ridge Community Park Little Free Libraries were built by Nathan Strunk, Troop 433, Eagle Scout Project.

Yaphank Lake

There are three Little Free Libraries located in Yaphank built by Erich Max Jenne, Troop 79 for his Eagle Scout Project. Two are located near the Swezey-Avey house and a third near the Carmans River canoe launch near the Homan-Gerard House.