Our Current Libraries:
One of our ongoing projects is to install Little Free Libraries throughout New York City, with a particular focus on NYCHA residences and book deserts. These libraries ensure that everyone has 24/7 access to books and allow people to donate their own books to share with neighbors. So far, we’ve installed 25 libraries.
When we initially fill up each library, we prioritize kids, middle-grade, and young adult books written by people of color. It’s important to amplify these voices—and it’s important for kids to see themselves in a story. We also prioritize books about anti-racism, Black liberation, and the abolition of police and prisons. We believe in education, not incarceration; we fully support defunding the police and reinvesting in education and community programs.
Some ways to help:
– Venmo @RollingLibrary to fund building & installing future libraries
– Donate books via our Astoria Bookshop wishlist
– Help keep libraries near you stocked (we can provide books!)
– Tell us where we should install more! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Astoria Houses: 4-5 Astoria Blvd
Moore-Jackson Community Garden: 31-57 51st Street
Queensbridge North: Temporarily Closed
Queensbridge South: In the Garden
Ravenswood Houses: 35-40 21st Street
South Jamaica Houses: 109-04 160Th Street
South Queens Women’s March: 130-01 Liberty Avenue
Woodside Houses: 50-19 Broadway
Z’s Family Daycare: 87-77 124th St
Claremont Houses: 1052 Teller Ave.
Clay Ave House: 1195 Clay Ave
Edenwald Houses: 1140 E 229th St
Mott Haven Houses: 375 E 143rd
Parkside Houses: 2972 Bronx Park East
P.S. 100 Isaac Clason: 800 Taylor Ave
Residential on 158th: 793 E 158th St
Sack Wern Houses: 1710 Lafayette Ave
Throggs Neck Houses: 475 Swinton Ave
Canarsie: 5816 Clarendon Rd
Howard Houses: 156080 E New York
Marlboro Houses: 2304 W 8th St
Marcy Houses: 492 Marcy Ave.
P.S. 308K: 616 Quincy Street
P.S. 171 Patrick Henry: 19 E 103rd street
Brush Park: 555 S 3rd Ave