We welcome suggestions for new locations to host our Little Red Bookshelves. For organizations or businesses requesting one at their site, we use the following criteria:
⦁ Represents a broad geographic base within the county
⦁ Has high visibility
⦁ Is in an area that would service a population in need of books as described by our mission
⦁ Has the space for a bookshelf 35” high by 26” wide and 12” deep and is in a location that makes borrowing books accessible for individuals
⦁ Is willing to host the bookshelf for a minimum of one year. Shelves not being utilized by the community will be re-considered at the site after six months.
⦁ Provides a contact in order to build a positive relationship with the Guardian volunteer who replenishes the books. This contact provides input about the types of books most likely to be used at the site.
⦁ Is willing to be publicized by the Community Reading Partnership
⦁ Keeps the bookshelf and its contents safe by not allowing non-CRP books or materials.
⦁ The shelf is the property of CRP. If for some reason the shelf is stolen or damaged, we would ask your organization to replace the cost.
If you’re interested in hosting a Little Red Bookshelf, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll consider applications based on the above criteria and the availability of a bookshelf and volunteer guardian.