Little Free Library
In order to promote literacy and language skills, The Ozark Literacy Council, in collaboration with NWA AIA, hosted a design competition for several Little Free Libraries. Matt Poe, a modus designer, entered and won this competition with his “Take a Moment” design. OLC provided funding for materials, and modus shop provided the fabrication and shop time. The Fay Jones School of Architecture hosted a reception to acknowledge all design entries, and to reveal our complete Little Free Library. At this event, the dean of the FJSOA surprisingly announced that the school would be sponsoring the piece, and it would live outside of the school on the U of A campus. The OLC has now funded almost all designs from this competition and they are spread throughout Northwest Arkansas.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.