Libros Libres is a literacy and community design initiative in Dallas, TX that pairs neighborhood residents and organizations with local designers to build small book shelters, creating new gathering spaces that promote literacy and community building. The global Little Free Library (LFL) movement was the launching point for the program, with its low-resource, high access model to strengthen reading in neighborhoods. Libros Libres built upon this model by creating a collaborative design process that provides literacy resources housed within high-quality, site-specific designs that are relevant to an urban context and meet the needs of a diverse set of users. Libros Libres is organized through a collaborative partnership between Big Thought, [bc], and the Dallas Public Library.

Check out other projects that fall within our POP [People Organizing Place] Initiative here. View the Little Free Library Libros Libres website.