Little Free Libraries are, typically, small cabinets installed in neighborhoods, in places that allow public access, in which people can place books they want to loan out or can borrow books from. Unlike an ordinary library, there is no checking-out/checking-in process. People just take out a book they want to read and then put it back whenever they are done. The contents of the library are whatever neighbors decide to put in to it. It's kind of fun that way.
There are several that have been established in San Luis Obispo, including:
- a colorful, child-painted one, by the Montessori school at South Higuera & Los Osos Valley Road
- a box affixed to a utility pole where the Bicycle Boulevard crosses Islay St.
- 1391 San Marcos Ct.
- 655 Lawrence
- 1401 San Luis Bay Dr.
- 1348 Fernwood Dr.
- 1767 Southwood Dr.
- 333 Sage St.
- 1739 San Luis Drive
- 1410 Broad St. @ Pacific
- On Pacific between Johnson & Pepper
- 3440 Gregory Ct.
- On Oceanaire near Avalon St.
- On Oceanaire near Atascadero St.
- At the side of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on South St. (temporarily out of service, October 2021)
- 1148 Left St.
- On Center St. between Chorro and Lincoln Streets
- 1708 Lynn (mobile home park off Prefumo) new 12/10/2018
- To the side of the Nazarene church on Southwood Dr.
- On Bluerock Drive near Stoneridge Park
- At the corner of Mill & Toro
- At the Monday Club at Grand & Monterey in SLO
- United Church of Christ LFL (11245 Los Osos Valley Road, SLO)
There are also "Little Free Pantries" in SLO with free food, feminine hygiene products, pet food, and even some art.