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County's Little Free Libraries win Outstanding Achievement Award

Shauni Lyles

County of San Diego Communications Office

San Diego County Library was among this year’s winners of the Little Free Library nonprofit organization Todd H. Bol Awards for Outstanding Achievement.

The award announcement came during the celebration of Little Free Library Week, which ran from May 14-20.

Little libraries are mailbox-like structures put up in communities to create neighborhood book exchanges where people can freely borrow or leave books for others to read. They can be found all around San Diego County.

In 2021, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to create a “little libraries” initiative to boost literacy in low-income and communities of color by giving the people and children living in them more opportunities to have books to read in their homes. San Diego County Library (SDCL) currently has 45 Little Free Libraries installed across the region and 56 more on their way.

SDCL is working in partnership with the San Diego Council on Literacy, other public library jurisdictions in the region, collective Friends of the Library groups, and local nonprofits and volunteer groups to implement Little Free Libraries throughout the county.

SDCL Little Free Libraries are now open at several locations around the county including the following:

Live Oak County Park, 2746 Reche Road, Fallbrook; Pauma Valley Community Center, 16650 Highway 76, Pauma Valley; and Rainbow County Park, 5157 5th Street, Rainbow.

For more Little Free Library locations, visit


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