Connecting the Community
through Books

One of BY5’s goals is to help spread a joyful culture of literacy throughout Delaware County. Supporting a network of Little Free Libraries in Delaware County is one way BY5 accomplishes this. Thanks to grassroots engagement and strategic placement, Little Free Libraries have become a huge success throughout Delaware County.

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Small posts throughout the community, Little Free Libraries provide free, donated books to all through a “take one, leave one” system. The libraries extend the availability of books and work to bolster childhood literacy rates throughout Delaware County.

Little Free Libraries is an international non-profit organization created to build community while promoting literacy and the love of reading. The libraries are established and maintained locally by communities throughout the world.

BY5 helps support the growing network of Little Free Libraries in Delaware County, which currently includes 37 registered libraries, by providing books, building/repair help, and publicity.

Want BY5 to help you build a Little Free Library? Interested in receiving support for your existing Little Free Library? Reach out to Marissa at marissa@muncieby5.org.

 
 

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Little Free Libraries in Delaware County

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Canan Commons

Location: 500 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2015

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Friends Memorial Church

Location: 418 W Adams St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2014

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Roy C. Buley Center

Location: 1116 N Penn Ave, Muncie, IN
Established: 2015 

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Shaffer Chapel

Location: 501 E Highland Ave, Muncie, IN
Established: 2015
*Also supported by Altrusa Muncie and the Whitely Community Council

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Suzanne Gresham Center

Location: 3620 W White River Blvd, Muncie, IN
Established: 2016 

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Minnetrista (Farmer's Market)

Location: 1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN
Established: 2016

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Minnetrista (Betty's Cabin)

Location: 1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN 
Established: 2016

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Minnetrista (Nature Area)

Location: 1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN
Established: 2015

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Appletree YMCA

Location: 3501 N Chadam Ln, Muncie, IN
Established: 2015

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Muncie Children's Museum

Location: 515 S High St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2016

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Forest Park Senior Center

Location: 2517 W 8th St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2016

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Cardinal Greenway (Wysor Depot)

Location: 700 E Wysor St, Muncie, IN 
Established: 2016
*Also supported by Tri Kappa and Kirk's Bike Shop

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United Day Care

Location: 312 S Vine St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2015

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Monroe Township Trustees Office (Cowan)

Location: 504 W CR 600 S, Muncie, IN
Established: 2016

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City Hall (City of Muncie)

Location: 300 N High St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2017
*Also supported by Altrusa of Muncie

218 W Paulette Ave, Gaston

Established: 2014
*Also supported by United Way 

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Gaston United Methodist Church

Location: 105 Main St, Gaston, IN 
Established: 2014
*Also supported by United Way

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Wes-Del Elementary School

Location: 500 E Jackson St, Gaston, IN 
Established: 2014
*Also supported by United Way

605 N Forest Ave, Muncie

Established: 2016

1801 N Duane Rd, Muncie

Established: 2016

1517 Glenn Ellyn Rd, Muncie

Established: 2016

Delaware County Historical Society

Location: 120 E Washington St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2017
*Also supported by Altrusa of Muncie

INSPIRE Academy

Location: 2801 E 16th St, Muncie, IN 
Established: 2017

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Emily Kimbrough House

Location:  715 E Washington St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2017

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Bargain Box

Location: 607 E Charles St, Muncie, IN 
Established: 2016

9109 E Jackson Street, Selma

Established: 2017
*Also supported by Altrusa of Muncie

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New Beginnings Childcare

Location: 3101 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2017

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South Central Community Garden

Location:  228 E 7th St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2018

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Muncie Housing Authority (office)

Location:  409 E 1st St, Muncie IN
Established: 2017

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800 W Powers St, Muncie

Established: 2018

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East Washington Academy

1000 E Washington St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2018

2709 W 8th St, Muncie

Established: 2018

Community Circle Park

Corner of Main & Cherry St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2018

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Soup Kitchen

920 E Charles St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2018

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Ball State University Practicum Clinic

Teachers College, Muncie, IN
Established: 2018

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Ross Community Center

1110 W 10th St, Muncie, IN
Established: 2018

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TRC Head Start

3900 E Wysor St, Muncie IN
Established: 2018

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North View Elementary School

807 W Yale Ave, Muncie, IN
Established: 2019

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637 W University Ave, Muncie

(in the alley facing Tuhey Pool)
Established: 2019