St. Pete Shush
Established July 3, 2020
Executive Summary: We produce and distribute Little Free Libraries throughout Pinellas County, connecting them to local curators. We administer and support the resulting community of stewards, collectively known as a shush.
Vision Statement: Every person should have equal access to quality literature and educational materials. Every person should have the opportunity to feel joy in sharing literature with others.
Mission Statement: We are a network of dedicated stewards who curate Little Free Libraries (LFLs) all around the city. These libraries are filled with a high quality and diverse selection of books that are available to all people for free, regardless of background or status.
Accomplishments to Date:
268 stewards in network
Expanding into areas considered “literary deserts”
250 newsstands in 221 locations, including schools and public buildings
1 highly visible and extremely popular phone booth full of books
Hundreds of thousands of high-quality books brought to readers throughout the city via the LFLs
Dedicated book drops with over 6,000 brand new books
Strong social media and internet presence