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Share the joy of reading!

Reading is a true delight—it can transport us to far off adventures, teach us about one another, and provide limitless inspiration and motivation. To support literacy in our greater Greensboro community, we’ve created the Nest Library to share reading resources with you. Read on for our list of Little Free Libraries, view places to Donate Used Books, visit our favorite Local Bookstores, and Get Involved on a local level!


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You may have seen these sweet little boxes popping up around your town. What began as an organic movement has gained popularity throughout the U.S., and has become the largest book-sharing movement in the country, now organized by a nonprofit. is a nonprofit organization that builds community, inspires readers, and expands book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries. Through Little Free Library book exchanges, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

Why Does Book Access Matter?

According to Little Free Library, “We are facing a growing literacy crisis. Today in the United States, more than 30 million adults cannot read or write above a third-grade level. Studies have repeatedly shown that books in the hands of children have a meaningful impact on improving literacy. The more books in or near the home, the more likely a child will learn and love to read. But two out of three children living in poverty have no books to call their own.

Little Free Library book-sharing boxes play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books (and encouraging a love of reading!) in areas where books are scarce. At the Little Free Library nonprofit, we’re working to fill book deserts and grant libraries to underserved communities through our Impact Library Program and other initiatives.”

Greensboro Little Free Libraries

    • WD Mohammed Islamic Center Little Free Library
      • 3015 E. Bessemer Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405


    • Sherwood Street Book Stop Little Free Library
      • 2811 Sherwood St., Greensboro, NC 27403


    • Little Free Library Charter #13709
      • 1507 Northfield St., Greensboro, NC 27403


Start Your Own Little Free Library!

Looking for a great way to connect with your neighborhood in 2021? How about starting your own Little Free Library book-sharing box! The Little Free Library library models are weather-resistant, low-maintenance, and are all built by Amish craftspeople in America. If you build your own library, make sure to register it with one of the charter signs!



Share the joy of reading by donating your used books!

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home offers a variety of items from market samples to construction supplies, and everything in between. By shopping at or donating to the ReStore, you can help build a Habitat House without swinging a hammer! Drop off your gently used books at 133 Montlieu Ave., High Point, NC 27262.


We love local, and we love books! So what better way to support the community than purchasing your books at one of our marvelous local bookstores?! Here are a few of our favorites:




Did we miss one of your faves? We want to hear about it!


Eager to get involved? You can volunteer, donate, become a reading tutor…

    • Reading Connections
      • Reading Connections transforms our community by improving literacy and promoting educational equity for people of all ages, empowering them to navigate changes in an increasingly complex world. One in five people in Guilford County struggles with basic literacy skills. That means more than 80,000 adults in our community live without access to information to ensure health, financial stability, and security for themselves and their family. Not only does low literacy limit their potential, it limits the potential of their children for years to come. We envision a fully literate community where all individuals have the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to flourish. Visit the website to see how you can help.
    • Ready for School, Ready for Life
      • Ready for School, Ready for Life is a collaborative effort to build a connected, innovative system of care for Guilford County’s youngest children and their families. Get involved as an Active Reading Coach or donate today.

We hope you enjoyed this round up of reading resources. Is there something we missed? We’d love to hear other ways that you are supporting literacy in our community!

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