Read in Color Community Partner Request

We’re excited that you’re interested in joining us in bringing diverse books to Little Free Libraries through our Read in Color program. Please familiarize yourself with the types of organizations we love working with by clicking on the pins on the Read in Color map. As you'll see, we are fortunate to work alongside incredible organizations whose missions and values align with ours. Before you submit the interest form below, please review the following carefully.

The ideal Read in Color community partner is: 
  • An established organization with a mission similar or complementary to Little Free Library.
  • Able to receive, store, and distribute hundreds of books and support materials at one time.
  • Able to fit Read in Color activities into their existing program structure.
  • Focused on diversity within the organization, especially in leadership positions.
  • Has existing relationships with local BIPOC-owned and independent bookstores.
Read in Color community partners are expected to: 
  • Identify volunteer stewards (aka caretakers of little libraries) and locations for new Little Free Libraries with recommendations and support from the LFL organization.
  • Co-host a library launch event with Little Free Library. This may be an in-person or virtual event that involves unveiling a library and inviting local media.
  • Support and facilitate the distribution of books to both new and existing Little Free Library volunteer stewards.
  • Maintain regular communication with Little Free Library staff regarding all launch activities.
  • Take an active role in seeking local funding when appropriate, with support from Little Free Library.
  • Promote the Read in Color program and our partnership within their communication channels, including social media platforms.
  • Help identify local, BIPOC-owned, independent bookstores that may serve as a book source for Read in Color activities.
If you think your organization would be a good match, please fill out the form below!
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