Initiated by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library (NPL), the Norfolk Little Free Library project is placing 20 book exchanges across the city in an effort to foster literacy and community spirit. Homes for 14 of the 20 Little Free Libraries have been found in the following neighborhoods: West Ocean View, Hewitt Farms, Northside, Wards Corner, Talbot Park, Park Place, Lamberts Point, Villa Heights, Cromwell Drive, Coleman Place, West Ghent and Freemason.
Each Little Free Library requires a steward who will agree to maintain the book exchange on their property and help keep it stocked with books. There is no cost to the steward for the wooden book exchange, mounting or installation. An additional six stewards are needed to round out the 20 exchanges. Those interested may apply by contacting the Friends of Norfolk Public Library via email firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at @FNPLva.