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'Little Free Libraries' spread across F-M area

Little Free Library located at 2902 Peterson Parkway in north Fargo, N.D. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

FARGO - “Little Free Libraries” have popped up across the Fargo-Moorhead area since the first one opened outside a Fargo woman’s home in 2012.

The individual libraries outside homes are manned by homeowners or generous residents hoping to encourage passers-by to take a free book and enjoy a good read.

The libraries have taken on a life of their own dependent on the owner. Each library is decorated to the owner’s liking, enticing people to take a look at the stories each library holds inside.

Here is a look at a few of the libraries set up outdoors, and in one case indoors, around the community. 

Gallery of "Little Free Libraries" photos: 

Carrie Snyder
Carrie Snyder has been a staff photographer for The Forum since 2007. She grew up in Fargo and attended Minnesota State University Moorhead.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to .