Finding one of Capitol Hill’s Little Free Libraries is a lovely little literary treat. What are they reading in Miller Park? What are they giving away?
Sometimes, the design of the free-book boxes also tells a story. A Seattle Little Free Library design competition benefiting non-profit Architects Without Borders will recognize the creativity and functionality of these neighborhood mini-repositories:
Click here for the COMPETITION BRIEFClick here to REGISTER
REGISTER BY: AUGUST 1, 2014
SUBMIT BY: AUGUST 27, 2014
SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL EXHIBIT:
SEPTEMBER 6-7 & 13-14, 2014
Let Your Library Loose this Summer!
Get ready to design, build and steward a Little Free Library prototype that promotes community and literacy in Seattle’s neighborhoods!
Little Free Libraries are small-scale book shelters that function as “take-a-book, leave-a-book” gathering places. They provide a location where the free exchange of books, ideas, stories, and interests contribute to a shared experience valued by neighbors and visitors. All entry fees benefit Architects Without Borders – Seattle, a local non-profit that provides ecologically sensitive and culturally appropriate design assistance to communities in need.
Libraries on the Loose Jury:
Marcellus Turner - Seattle Public Libraries City Librarian
Audrey Barbakoff - Librarian at the Bainbridge Island Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library
Kimo Griggs - Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington
Lesley Bain - Principal of Framework Cultural Placemaking
Susan Jones - Principal of atelierjonesConsider what design can do to foster community and literacy in our local neighborhoods and let your library loose!
Individuals can register for $75, small businesses for $100. Kids under 18 can enter for free.
We’ll check in on the competition and any new Capitol Hill little library projects to watch for.