About : Our Programs : Little Free Library
The Blairstown Museum is taking a little step towards improving literacy in our neighborhood.
After raising nearly $500 through various porch sales and fundraisers, the Blairstown Museum purchased an adorable structure to house a free children's lending library. We also purchased over 50 children's books. Community members then generously donated over 100 more books.
"In addition to preserving history, the Blairstown Museum is also making history by being home to the Greater Blairstown Area's first Little Free Library," said Jeanette Iurato, Historian and Curator of the Blairstown Museum. She added, “We can only hope that a child who wouldn't be reading otherwise sees it and picks up a book."
The Blairstown Museum's library is designed to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering a neighborhood book exchange. We invite you to participate by donating books, and by encouraging a child to enjoy our selection by borrowing a book.
Little Free Library
Little Free Library, a non-profit organization, was started in 2009 by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks. It became an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2012, and has spread to over 50,000 Little Free Library book exchanges across 70 countries and continues to grow.
The Blairstown Museum's Little Free Library Charter# 55378 is located on our front porch. Our book collection is best suited for children 12-years of age and younger. The library is free to the general public. Membership is not required.
Hours of Operation
Our Little Free Library is available on our porch twenty-four hours a day from January 1st through October 31st. From November 1st through December 31st the library is relocated inside the museum and is only available during our hours of operation. The relocation enables us to place our magical Letters For Santa mailbox on our porch.
Small Space, Big Offerings
Main Street's cutest spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, read a magazine and charge your mobile device for free.
Access to 5,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s and a property database means we can help with your research.
We rotate our carefully planned exhibits every two-months in order to provide you with fresh historic content.
Every historic exhibit case has its own digital display and our Lounge Area has Digital Books for your enjoyment.
Support our efforts by purchasing items, many of which are supplied by local artists, crafters and farmers.
Providing visitors with free WiFi is another way to keep you connected to our growing online community.