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Posted on: June 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 'Little Free Library' Guidelines

Little Free Library

Review these guidelines first

Are you considering installing a Little Free Library® on your property? To ensure accessibility and safety for all sidewalk and roadway users, Skokie residents are reminded to follow the guidelines below:


  • Structures must be on private property and not in the public right-of-way
  • Sight lines and movement of vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians must not be obstructed 

Size and Condition

  • Structures must be no larger than four feet tall and three feet wide (when mounted)
  • Structures must be kept in good repair


  • Properties are limited to one library structure only

What is a Little Free Library?

Little Free Library is a book exchange program whereby members of a community install a “library” in a place that is accessible to all, inviting neighbors to stop by and take or leave a book of their choosing.

Although this is not a Village program, Little Free Libraries can be found in many communities across the country, including Skokie.

Is a permit needed to install a Little Free Library?

Nope! Just follow the guidelines above.

How can I report issues?

Contact the Village at 847-933-8223. Structures that do not meet safety and property standards guidelines may be removed.

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