Margret Aldrich is the author of The Little Free Library Book and a recipient of the Book Industry Study Group's Industry Innovator Award for her work with the Little Free Library nonprofit organization. Aldrich is the media and programming manager at Little Free Library, where she directs the Action Book Club—a twist on the traditional book club that combines reading with community service.
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Chamber
Celebrating 10 Years of "Take a Book, Share a Book": Little Free Library
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
The Little Free Book: Take a Book, Return a Book
LFL history, quirky and poignant firsthand stories, a resource guide, and some of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.
What started as a simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries—front-yard book exchanges—now number more than 90,000 in 91 countries. This tells the history of these charming libraries, gathers quirky and poignant stories from owners, provides a resource guide, and delights readers with color images of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.
Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.