Bright Red Bookshelves

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Bright Red Bookshelves

Community Project


Why it Works

Increases access to books for all No pressure to return books Encourages parents and kids to talk about reading Involves the community


Increase access to books in your community by installing these low-cost, self-sustaining book swap shelves

Red paint

Bookshelves and milk crates

Book donations to get started

Volunteers to monitor shelves

Signs for shelves

Create noticeable spaces within the community where books can circulate

Potential Locations

Doctor's Office Food Shelf Post Office Grocery Store Community Center


Solicit local businesses and families to donate books Once BRB is set up, anyone can borrow, keep, or swap books   Ongoing donations keep inventory interesting. Churches, community groups, and local businesses can donate books, host book drives, and help with book distribution