All across the United States, a new kind of landmark is appearing in neighborhoods – encouraging both reading and community. Little Free Libraries, hand-built, birdhouse-sized structures provide a place to swap books with neighbors. This fast-growing nationwide phenomenon boasts over 400 Little Free Libraries across the United States.

The premise is simple: Take a book, leave a book.

Recently, a Free Little Library was installed on a Bison Pop-Up Park as part of The Dalles Main Street Organization in Oregon. Modular Bison deck systems make it easy to transform ordinary urban areas into vibrant public spaces. The installation of the Free Little Library further encourages people to sit in the park, and to read and interact with other members of the community.

For more information on starting your own Free Little Library please visit , read about how Bison Pop-Up Parks Drive Public Spaces or email to discover more.

Photo credit courtesy of Matthew B. Klebes, The Dalles Main Street Organization