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The Little Free Library is part of Orange County United Way’s Early Literacy efforts promoting early childhood literacy.

These libraries help to communicate the importance of getting children engaged in reading and learning at an early age by making books available to children who may not otherwise have access to building a home library. Reading is a critical bridge to success in school, work and life. Parents are encouraged to create routines or other creative ways to engage their children in reading.

The libraries offer unlimited access to books in areas where books are scarce. With a “take one, leave one” concept, readers can borrow a book and leave a book to share with others. The books are free and replenished by Orange County United Way with donations from the community.

Currently, there are 12 Little Library locations in doctor’s offices, schools, community centers, parks and waiting rooms throughout Orange County, with more on the way. See below to find the closest Little Free Library near you.

Little Free Library Locations and Hours:

  • Comfort Connection Family Resource Center
    1525 N. Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
    Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Women Infants and Children
    5015 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:15 AM – 5:30 PM
    Wednesday 11:00 AM – 7:15 PM
    Friday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Anaheim Indepenica Family Resource Center
    10841 Garza Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
    Monday and Wednesday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • El Sol Academy
    1010 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Children’s Museum of La Habra
    301 Euclid St, La Habra, CA 90631
    Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • CREER/Friends of the Library
    31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Bathgate Elementary
    27642 Napoli Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 AM – 3:15 PM
    Wednesday 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Fullerton Lab School
    321 E. Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
    Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Contact Us

To see how you can donate books or if you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Engagement team at 949.263.6124 or via email.

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