If you've ever done a little walking around throughout the greater Lansing area, you've probably seen one of these adorable little setups at some point.

Lansing Little Free Library

At first glance, it looks like it could be the well-decorated house of a fairy. However, upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's actually home to some free books.

It's part of the Little Free Library Non-Profit Organization.

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Little Free Library is "the world's largest book-sharing movement", according to its website, and it helps to give access to books for those that might not be able to and to help engage with and build the community.

Need a Book? Take a Book. Have a Book? Share a Book.

The premise is very simple; if you need a book, take a book. If you have the ability to share a book, please do so. It's the same premise as take-a-penny, leave-a-penny.

There are books for all ages and reading levels, it all just depends on what gets donated to that location. The Little Free Library pictured below is on Downer Avenue between Grand River and Saginaw in Lansing. See what books they have right now in the picture below.

Photo courtesy Kristen Matthews/TSM Lansing
Photo courtesy Kristen Matthews/TSM Lansing

There's a little something for everyone.

Where Can I Find a Little Free Library Near Me?

Little Free Libraries can be found all over the greater Lansing area. Their website has a cool locator tool to help you find them. Just type in your zip code and it'll pull up a map and show you all the nearby locations. Here are the ones just in Lansing.

Photo courtesy Google Maps
Photo courtesy Google Maps

They're not just in Michigan, either. Or just in this country for that matter. There are Little Free Libraries all over the world. As a matter of fact, as of last year, there was a Little Free Library on every continent, including Antarctica!

If you would like to become part of the Little Free Library movement, you can register to have a Little Free Library at your place. Or, you can head to your nearest one with some books to donate. Take a closer look at one of these adorable Little Free Libraries in the gallery below.

Lansing Little Free Library—Here's Where You Can Get Some Free Books

These adorable little libraries are located all over the Lansing area. It's an opportunity to grab something new to read while you're out and about. Maybe you're walking the dog and spy one of these fairy-home-looking mini-libraries, you can pop over and see what kinds of books neighbors have left in it. It's also an excellent chance to interact and help out the community. It's kind of like take-a-book, leave-a-book. If you need a book, please have one. And if you have the means to leave a book, please do.

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