Friday, September 4, 2020

How Our Little Free Library Works!

The Montauk Little Free Library belongs to everyone and we want to thank EVERYONE that has used it over the last couple of years. The books are always FREE and anyone is welcome to use the library. If you find bookmarks or other treats in the library, those are for the taking as well.

How does it work? Simple.

Take Books, Share Books, Leave Books


If you see something you'd like to read, take it! In our library we try to keep a wide variety of reading materials...our kid books go fast.


When you're finished with a book, you may return it, pass it on to a friend or even put it in a different Little Free Library.


Finished with a book, leave it. If our library is full you may leave the books on the front porch (if we're not home) or bring them to another Little Free Library in the area.


Our library is also a Geocache Site. The Geocache is not IN the library. Geocaching is a great activity in our COVID environment. Check it out.

As part of the Little Free Library Network OUR MISSION is to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Not A Library Book Return!

Our Little Free Library does a lot but we are not a library book return! Full disclosure - read this awesome book before sending it back to the library of origin.

It's a 2010 Newbery Honor Book, has a sequel and series if your young reader loves it as much as we did!
See more by Jaqueline Kelly on her website.

Sunday, October 21, 2018


We’re deeply saddened to report that the Founder of Little Free Libraries, Todd H. Bol, passed away Thursday, October 18.

Todd spent much of the last decade working towards his vision of a world where neighbors know each other by name, and everyone has access to books. He was heartened by the network of more than 75,000 Little Free Library stewards around the world dedicated to literacy and community. If you would like to leave your own memory or thanks click here and share.

Todd was more than just the creative force behind Little Free Library. He was a teacher, a lifelong entrepreneur, a father and a husband. He is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Allison and son Austin. Austin said, “He was the best, most generous, goofy, and kind person. He taught us to be kind to others. To many he was an innovator and genuine change maker. To us, he was dad. We will miss him always.”

“I really believe in a Little Free Library on every block and a book in every hand. I believe people can fix their neighborhoods, fix their communities, develop systems of sharing, learn from each other, and see that they have a better place on this planet to live.” – Todd H. Boll


Monday, October 8, 2018


We've been so busy that we haven't had much time to post about all the exciting Montauk Little Free Library news. Once again we want to thank our neighbors, friends and local bookstore book bombers for making our library a success.

Montauk Little Free Library is also the excited winners of Little Free Library's Disney's Christopher Robin Book Giveaway. Thank you very much.

Finally, Montauk Little Free Library is also officially participating in the world's greatest treasure hunt! The Little Black Box is hidden in plain site. Join in the fun of Geocaching and don't forget to leave a book and take a book when you visit Montauk Little Free Library.

To quote Pooh, "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

Thursday, August 23, 2018


Added a copy of Peter H. Reynold's The Dot today. International Dot Day is coming; September 15th-ish.
If you are not familiar with The Dot and Dot Day please check out The Dot Club and Get Started! Get Inspired! Get Connected!

Saturday, August 11, 2018


Thank you to our kind neighbors who surprised us with a Kindness Rock.

Kindness Rocks are painted with messages and left in random places for others to find. The messages can be varied and are intended to uplift a person and may also inspire them to spread the word. 

The Kindness Rock Project motto "Leave one, share one, keep one," is very compatible to our Little Free Library mantra "Take a book, share a book."

We LOVE it. Thank you. You made our day.

Thursday, July 19, 2018


Bill and I were very surprised and beside ourselves with joy today when we received one of my very favorite books, Star Girl by Jerry Sprinelli, as a donation from Blackman Farm Little Free Library in Tennessee. 
We like to wrap our paperback books in clear shelf paper for a longer life so we signed the donation with our stamp and gave it a special wrap before putting it back out. Pictured below is he Blackman Farm LFL stamp. Also pictured below is the inside front cover with our stamp and your original note. 
How much farther might Star Girl travel? Keep an eye out for it in your Little Free Library and thanks Blackman Farm LFL very much for making our day.