Little Free Library

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Recently, the City of Lakes Rotary Club collaborated with the team here at Kodet to create a unique Little Free Library for a Project for Pride in Living site. The Little Free Library has gained worldwide attention as it aims to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. Members of the Project for Pride in Living collected and delivered hundreds of books to start off their two new Little Free Library Sites.  Their goal to build a sense of community rang true as the Kodet team and Rotary Group put their heads to create their own Little Free Library.

The team was comprised of Sean Leintz, Mandi Tauferner, Kelly Martinez, and Ken Stone. Early on in the process, each member of the team created sketches as to each would approach the project. After reviewing the creative sketches the team decided on a colorful library with a unique roof. Originally the design sought to have 2-levels, with sliding shelves moved with a “rotary” wheel incorporating the City of Lakes Rotary Club. In the end, the team collaborated to create a library which features a creative curved roof with pops of acrylic colored panels for windows. As you open the colored panels to grab a book the user is able to move the shelf back and forth to grab the book of his or her choice. Below are some images which depict the process the team went through in sketching and creating detailed plans for the project.

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Sketch by Sean


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Figuring out the specs!

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Materials + Details created by Mandi

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Rendering of the Final Product by Mandi!

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The team constructing the Little Free Library

We would like to thank the Little Free Library organization and Project for Pride in Living the opportunity to work such a fun and creative project. In addition, we greatly appreciated the help of the City of Lakes Rotary Club in constructing the little library as well helping fund the project. It was a great experience and everyone enjoyed working on the Little Free Library! You can find this Little Free Library at the Project for Pride in Living, Collaborative Village at 2020 Elliot Avenue S. in Minneapolis.

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