Little Free Library Silent Auction

Celebrate National Library Week With a Little Free Library

Bring awareness to libraries (big and small), literacy, and community.
This year, the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) will celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20) by hosting a silent auction of five Little Free Libraries.

Think about teaming up with your neighbors to bring a one-of-a-kind Little Free Library back to your neighborhood. It’s a fun way to spread the love of reading and build a sense of community.
The five Little Free Libraries, built through a collaboration with local Eagle Scout, Keegan Kaipio from Troop 35, will be on display in the lobby of the Main (Woodmere) Branch starting April 1. Interested members of the community are invited to team up with their neighbors to bid and bring home a Little Free Library to their neighborhood. It’s a fun way to spread the love of reading and celebrate community. Communities Matter.
  • Bidding will open on Sunday, April 14 at noon.
  • Bidding will close on Saturday, April 20 at 5 p.m.
  • The winning bids will be contacted on Monday, April 22.
  • LFL Overview, FAQ and bidding forms will accompany each library.
  • There will be a minimum bid.
  • All money raised will benefit TADL Teen Services

How does this library work?

Share your favorite books! Books that teach, intrigue, and engage. It’s up to you and your neighbors to keep the library stocked with an ever evolving collection of reading material.
You need a dedicated group of stewards, neighbors, to come together to  host the Little Library and look out for it, to maintain the collection . 
Once in place, the little library belongs to everybody--neighbors, friends, and people you may not even know yet.. Just fill the lLittle Library with personal or donated books and invite your community to borrow a book and leave one of their favorite titles.
Take A Book. If you see something you would like to read, take it and share it. Look inside for special notes, who it belongs to, or who has  already read it.
Leave A Book. Add books to the Little Free Library collection. Leave a special note inside. Be a friend to all libraries any way you can. Share the joy of reading!
The Little Free Library is a simple concept that was developed in 2009 by its founder, Todd Bol, in Hudson, Wisc., as a way to honor his mother who had loved books and encouraged people to read. “Take a Book. Leave a Book. Pay it Forward”