The Little Free Library is an effort to promote literacy at a grass roots level. As they say on their web site their mission is “To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. There are over 50,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, bringing curbside literacy home and sharing millions of books annually.”
So far 50,000 Little Free Libraries have been created around the world. I was a little surprised when I checked my area to find many Little Free Libraries near by. If you are interested, you can work to start your own Little Free Library.