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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 Jackson 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.”

Jackson Little Free Libraries

    • Book Treehouse Little Free Library
      • 126 Fairmont Ave., Jackson, TN 38301


    • Children’s Garden at Liberty Garden Park Little Free Library
      • 24 Channing Way, Jackson, TN 38305


    • Jackson-Madison County Library Little Free Library
      • 433 E. Lafayette St., Jackson, TN 38301


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!

RIFA, the Regional Inter-Faith Association, is leading and engaging the community in the fight against hunger. Donate books to their thrift store to support their mission by dropping them off at 133 Airways Blvd., Jackson, TN 38301.

The Jackson-Madison County Library Friends of the Library also accepts gently used books. Contact %[email protected] for more info and to schedule a drop-off.


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:

photo by Cari Griffith

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…

    • The Read Team
      • The Read Team connects adult volunteers from the community who meet weekly with students one-on-one at their schools during school hours to work on sight word fluency and comprehension. Apply online to volunteer as a trained reading tutor.
      • You can also donate your books or your time to help out with the WOW Project—Words on Wheels, a book trailer bringing free books into underserved neighborhoods.

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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