What is a Little Neighborhood Library?
Little Neighborhood Libraries are small, hand-built libraries that offer a free book exchange for local students and individuals in the community. You may have seen one while driving, biking, or walking around your neighborhood. United Way of Northern Utah and the United Partnership are committed to improving literacy rates in our neighborhoods and are working to bring 10 Little Neighborhood Libraries to Weber and Box Elder Counties to bring books to all children in Northern Utah.
Why are Libraries Important?
Access to quality, age-appropriate books is key to developing reading skills and reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade is one of the most important predictors of graduating from high school.
Nearly two-thirds of low-income families have no books and currently more than half of Ogden School District 3rd graders read below grade level. With your help, we can make books accessible to all children in Northern Utah and give a new generation the opportunity to find their favorite books.
How You Can Help
We currently have more libraries in the pipeline than we have caretakers for. This is a good problem to have and we're not complaining! But don't worry, there are other ways you can be a part of this initiative and bring access to books to all children in Northern Utah. Click the buttons below to learn more about how you can help by donating books to keep the libraries stocked, sign up to build a library, or sign up to be a library caretaker.
Find a Library
Find a Little Neighborhood Library near you on the map below and look out for the installation of a library near you in the following neighborhoods and areas!
- Ogden Library: 155 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84401
- Corinne Library: 2325 N 4300 W, Corinne, UT 84307
- Midtown CHC Ogden Library
- James Madison Neighborhood