Tudor Place’s Little Free Library in the news
BY JULY 28, 2022•
If you’ve passed in front of the Dower House, Tudor Place’s administrative building at 1670 31st Street, you’ve seen this tiny boxed library out front. Surrounded by a variety of blooming flowers and plantings, Tudor Place’s Little Free Library is depleted and filled up again. Note it’s structure and roofline. Painted in the trompe l’oeil style by Artist-in-residence Peter Waddell, it’s like a mini-Dower House, that is visited almost as much as the historic house & garden itself.
Katherine Schwartz reports on these tiny boxed libraries you’ve seen sprinkled around Georgetown [that] are not just local gems, but part of a global book-sharing community. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization with more than 150,000 registered book-sharing boxes worldwide. Founder Tod H. Bol planted the first Little Free Library in 2009, then turned it into a non-profit. The organization shares more than 70 million books per year, promoting its core values of “building together, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all.”