Have you seen little free libraries around Spartanburg? These are great little places to share the love of reading with the community. Grab a book and leave one to share. We’ve got a list of locations in Spartanburg for you to find!
What is a Little Free Library?
They are unique little boxes where people in the community can take-a-book or leave-a-book. Often set up by individuals who want to share their love of reading with neighbors, like our very own Kidding Around Contributor Jennifer!
There are over 85,000 registered Little Free Libraries worldwide. This is pretty amazing considering how short a time this concept has been around.
In 2009, as a memorial to his mother, Todd Bol of Wisconsin built a little schoolhouse shaped box. He filled it with books and placed it atop a post in his front yard. The reaction was so great in his community, he began building more and giving them away to people.
As word spread and more people started creating their own libraries, it caught the attention of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Inspired, he wanted to fund the creation of additional 2,508 libraries. He was successful, and in partnership with the original creator, they were able to fund over 5,000 in half the time they had hoped it would take.
We are so fortunate in Spartanburg, that so many individuals have been inspired by this project and created a Little Free Library to share with our community.
Little Free Library in Spartanburg
108 South Line Street, Greer SC 29651
200 Watercourse way, Greer SC 29651
2720 South Old Highway 14, Greer SC 29651
994 Shoresbrook Road, Spartanburg SC 29301
276 Holly Drive, Spartanburg SC 29301
114 Woodglen Road, Spartanburg SC 29301
112 Oakleaf Drive, Spartanburg SC 29301
Jesse Bobo Elementary (in office)
495 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg SC 29301
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church & Preschool
101 St. Matthew’s Lane, Spartanburg SC 29302
217 Mills Avenue, Spartanburg SC 29302
The Rail Yard Park // The Mary Black Rail Trail Spartanburg SC 29302
141 North Cleveland Park Drive, Spartanburg SC 29303
358 Serpentine Drive, Spartanburg SC 29303
832 John B White Sr. Blvd, Spartanburg SC 29306
The Bethlehem Center
397 Highland Avenue, Spartanburg SC 29306
1626 Old Charlotte Road, Spartanburg SC 29307
604 Perrin Drive Spartanburg SC 29307
2020 Springfield Rd, Boiling Springs SC 29316
331 Shoreline Boulevard, Boiling Springs SC 29316
721 Sterling Drive, Boiling Springs SC 29316
145 Waterford Drive, Inman SC 29349
265 Woodcrest Court, Inman SC 29349
Middle Tyger Community Center
84 Groce Road, Lyman SC 29365
Honey Tree School
121 Wheeler Street, Campobello SC 29322
250 Fagan Avenue, Campobello SC 29322
231 East Hayne Street, Woodruff SC 29388
We suggest a habit of swapping whenever possible. Bring a book, then take a book. That way, everyone can enjoy a well-stocked Little Free Library.
Are you inspired and want to build your own Little Free Library? Here is all the information you’ll need to start your own little free library, including building plans, and tips for finding the right place and more.
Have you participated in a local Little Free Library?