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Lila's Garden
Olive & Lindenthal Streets
Lila Manville donated land to the city for a garden and a free little library was placed on it.  Volunteers & members of the Garden Club lovingly take care of the garden.
Established by: Sue Asher
Contact: asher.sue@gmail.com

4587 Mascoutah Avenue
Girl Scout Troop #513 cadets, Service Unit #202, and Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois built & donated this for their Silver Award in 2017.
Contact: schandalynn@outlook.com

Millstadt Senior Center
102 S. Jefferson St.
Volunteer Colleen's parents, Alan & Cathy, donated the library.
Established by: Patty Evansco
Contact: seniorce@htc.net


Shiloh Community Park
1 Park Dr. - At the playground

Three Springs Park
2250 Frank Scott Parkway East

Both libraries were established by Kaye & Alyssa, Girl Scouts of Southern Il-Shiloh Cadette Troop 641, as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award Project.  The girls noticed a need in the community for a free library since all local libraries had paid membership.  These are just two of five free little libraries they built, painted & installed.

State Park Place
Kreitner Elementary School
9000 College
Established by: Sarah Gray
Contact: sgray2@cusd.kahoks.org

Bank of Edwardsville
3685 Sullivan Dr.

Swansea Police Dept.
1400 N. Illinois
Donated by Muddy Buddy Books

Trenton Elementary School
308 N. Washington St.
The school's principal participated in a "read from bell-to-bell' day and set up a 'beach' in the hallway.  She invited all of the classes to join her as she read every minute of that day.  Students donated $1 with the hopes of building a free little library with the proceeds.

Liberty Square Retirement Community
204 Liberty Square Dr.
This little free library was a gift to the community by the Silver Creek Rotary.  The artwork was designed Triad High students.
Contact: bjones@4thebank.com

Tri-Township Park
410 Wickliffe St.

At the children's playground by the petting zoo

St. Paul United Church of Christ
200 N. Main
Many volunteers came together to upcycle this old newspaper box so the community could have a free little library.
Contact: andymayer@gmail.com

Wood River
134 Harnett Avenue


Worden Community Park

419 East Kell St.

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Free Little Libraries

Not everyone can afford a membership to their local library or buy a new book so free little libraries were invented!  The idea behind them is to take a book, return a book.

1106 W. Main St.
Established by: Joe Barry

8806 W. Main St.
Established by: Joe Barry

Advantage Family Chiropractic
2347 Old Collinsville Rd, Suite #G
Contact: afcchiroinfo@gmail.com

Bank of Edwardsville
5720 W. Main St.

Children's Home + Aid
120 East A St. - In the lobby
The Metro East Community Rotary Club District 6460 built this with a grant and purchased 200 books.

Downtown YMCA
200 S. Illinois
Established by: Joe Barry

Ellis Elementary School
250 Illini Dr.
Established by: Joe Barry

Roosevelt Elementary School

700 W. Cleveland Ave.
The Daisy Girl Scout Troop built this for their Reading Rocks Patch.
Contact: mannofamily05@gmail.com

Signal Hill United Methodist Church
47 Signal Hill Place
Contact: linda.havlin@gmail.com

St. Henry's Catholic Church
5315 W. Main St.
Established by: Joe Barry

St. Matthew United Methodist Church
1200 Moreland Dr.

Little Free Library

Caseyville United Methodist Church  - parking lot.
119 W. Lincoln
A volunteer built it & a local library employee painted it and they partnered up with the church.

Leclaire Park
900 Hale Ave.
Made possible by a grant from the Goshen Rotary Club that serves Edwardsville & Glen Carbon.

SIUE Alumni Association Little Free Library
400 side of Cougar Village

SIUE Mobile Library
500 Cougar Village Dr.
Sponsored by SIUE Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion as a part of their Cultural Literacy on the Move initiave.  You can find the library on the Goshen Market Foundation's traveling market truck, the Beet Box, every Friday at the Cougar Village Housing Complex.

Township Community Park
6368 Center Grove Rd.
Established by: Ivy Obrecht

Watershed Nature Center
1591 Tower Ave.
Marilyn Clasen was a preschool teacher & nanny who was killed in an accident. Her students, their familes & others raised money for this library in her memory plus a rock area for story telling, a bench overlooking a lake at the nature center where kids enjoyed going on field trips with Ms. Marilyn.
Established by: Holly Hampton

Glen Carbon

Annie's Frozen Custard

11 Illini Drive

Established by: Keaton Smith for his Boy Scouts of America's Eagle Scout project

Granite City
Children's Home + Aid
2133 Johnson Rd. - In the lobby.
The Metro East Community Rotary Club District 6460 built this with a grant and purchased 200 books.

Old Six Mile Museum
3279 Maryville Rd.
Located on the grounds of the Old Six Mile Museum and the Jim Engelke Memorial Community Garden.
Established by: Sharon Engelke
Contact: jimsharon25@yahoo.com