Little Free Libraries in Nashville, TN

A Little Free Library box filled with books.

This LFL in The Nations can be found at 4903 Kentucky Ave.

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Little Free Libraries have been a staple of Nashville sidewalks for years. The book-filled boxes are easy to stumble upon โ€” but maybe not as easy to track down again.

There are 150,000+ Little Free Libraries around the world. Based in St. Paul, MN, the nonprofit aims to inspire readers + expand book access globally. It also has a map of registered boxes.

If youโ€™re a Nashville reader, here are neighborhood-specific recommendations.

๐Ÿ“š Sylvan Park

Go on a neighborhood tour and see a few libraries along the way. Check out a library built less than a year ago at 211 54th Ave. N. From there, head down Nevada Avenue and explore two more LFLs within walking distance (4704 Nevada Ave. + 4400 Elkins Ave.).

๐Ÿ“š McFerrin Park

There are several LFLs within a few blocks of each other near the park (the perfect spot to post-up and read on a nice day). Find books geared towards young children at the McNeilly Center for Children + at the McFerrin Park Rec Center. Bonus: Another LFL close by โ€” 610 Stockell St. โ€” was built to resemble the Grand Ole Opry.

๐Ÿ“š 12 South

There are a number of libraries south of downtown. For a quick tour in between shopping local, go to 1401 Linden Ave., 1210 Cedar Ln., and 3021 Lealand Ln. That last one is called โ€œGirl Scout Troop 184โ€ because the local troop made it for their Girl Scout Silver Award Project.

We only got to highlight a few neighborhoods, but there are libraries all around town. Book it to our Nashville-specific map.

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