Tiny free libraries are popping up all over the world. They go by different names from little free libraries, to pop up libraries, to micro libraries, and are put up by various people and groups. They are actually quite simple to build and register with www.littlefreelibrary.org. In fact, I am building one right now with a group of friends.
These libraries are helping to promote literacy, especially in urban settings. While the “take a book, leave a book” philosophy is not necessarily new, this library phenomenon to have taken off.
These are some of my favorite tiny libraries, gathered from a World Literature Today article (which can be found here):