Tiny Libraries

There are 13 age-appropriate books for every one child in middle-class neighborhoods and only one book for every 300 children in lower-income neighborhoods. United Way’s Tiny Libraries are changing that!

Members of United Way's newest donor group, United Way LINC (Lead.Impact.Network.Change.), built, painted and filled Tiny Libraries with children's books to support United Way’s goal to improve academic success. The Tiny Libraries are now located in low-income neighborhoods across the city. The whimsical structures, resembling giant birdhouses, each contain about 50 books and serve as “take one, leave one” lending libraries for children who may not otherwise have access to books.

Learn more about United Way LINC.

View a timelapse video of some of these libraries being built.