Little Free Libraries

Take a book, leave a book!

What is a Little Free Library?

A Little Free Library is a community book exchange box. It belongs to everyone, and everyone is free to use it! The motto of Little Free Libraries is “take a book – leave a book.” Visitors are encouraged to take books home to enjoy. All the books are free and there is nothing to sign-up for and no strings attached. It is up to everyone to keep Little Free Libraries full! Visitors and volunteers are asked to bring books to leave in the Little Free Library so that someone else can enjoy a good read!

About the Organization

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a love of reading, bring together communities, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

Our Little Free Libraries are registered with the Little Free Library organization as official book exchanges. You can find them on the world map at along with many others!

Mottville Emporium

The Mottville Little Free Library was originally built by the Rotary Club of Skaneateles for the Town Conservation Area, then restored by volunteers for its new home in Mottville. Installed October 2023.

Location: Mottville Consignment & Emporium, 873 Crow Hill Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152

Owasco Market

The Owasco Little Free Library is an upcycled newspaper box. It’s purchase was funded by the Rotary Club of Skaneateles. Installed November 2019.

Location: Owasco Market, 4892 Gahwiler Road, Auburn, NY 13021

Borodino Hall in Spafford

The Spafford Little Free Library was painted and sponsored by a local Skaneateles high student in honor of her parents for their years of support. Installed June 2018.

Location: Borodino Hall Community Center, 1861 E Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152