Kickstart Monday: Cheer on Reading in Dallas!

This week’s Kickstart Monday isn’t about tech, but it IS a seriously awesome cause.

The 50 Little Free Libraries campaign started as a collaboration between Big Thought, bcWORKSHOP, and the Dallas Public Library system – they intended to build 20 Little Free Libraries, but people in the community have been inspired to pitch in even more.

“Our hope is to increase literacy and inspire young dreamers by building Little Free Libraries across Dallas-Fort Worth neighborhoods.”


The funding will go towards building the Little Libraries around the DFW metroplex. The concept is fun and simple — a Little Library stands in front of a park or in your neighborhood, and anyone can open up the library and use a book. You can even add your own used books to the Little Libraries that you see around town.

Cheerios has also joined in on the cause. “Cheerios™ believes that when people come together, anything is possible. That’s why, when we saw that extraordinary individuals were joining together to improve literacy by establishing a network of Little Free Libraries across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we just had to cheer them on and help invest in their efforts!”

This Kickstarter ends on May 25, so there’s still time to support the campaign.

Rachel Winstead

Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.