Find a Little Free Library in and near Howard County

70 million books are shared each year through Little Free Libraries

By Amanda L. Renna, publisher of Macaroni KID Palmer-Monson-Ware, Mass., Michelle Semanoff, publisher of Macaroni KID Columbia-Ellicott City-Western Howard July 16, 2022

Avoid the "summer slide" by getting your kids reading this summer!

A study by the University of Tennessee at Knoxville found reading just 12 books during the summer was as effective as summer school. 

How can we get our kids excited about reading?

One way is to let our kids choose their own content. A trip to a Little Free Library in and near Howard County can give your child plenty of choices and get them excited about picking up a book.

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Little Free Libraries are available worldwide, with more than 150,000 registered book-sharing boxes in 70 countries. It's estimated 70 million books are shared each year through Little Free Libraries, offering access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

The Little Free Library concept is simple: Anyone may take a book or share a book. (You do not need to share a book in order to take one!)

Using Little Free Libraries in {Town} is a great way to keep your bookshelf uncluttered, feel good about sharing with others, and score some great new reads for your kids — and you too!

Check out the nearest Little Free Library locations in and near Howard County below or use the Little Free Library online search tool. For entertainment on the go, you can even download the app

Locations of Little Free Libraries in and near Howard County:


  • The Book Coop: 1617 Park Grove Ave., Catonsville, MD
  • Catonsville Middle School: 2301 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD
  • 515 Hilton Ave, Catonsville, MD
  • 161 Sanford Avenue, Catonsville, MD
  • 5 Magruder Ave., Catonsville, MD
  • 9 Melvin Ave, Catonsville, MD
  • 2 Oak Grove Ave, Catonsville, MD
  • BCPL Catonsville Community Park: 501 N Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD
  • Little Free Library of Lincoln Park: 19 Dunbar Avenue, Catonsville, MD
  • Sowell’s Garden Little Free Library: 1225 Canberwell Road, Catonsville, MD


  • 6542 Ballymore Ln, Clarksville, MD
  • MOMS Club of Clarksville, MD: 12330 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD
  • 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD


  • Little Free Library at Grassroots: 6700 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD
  • Clemens Crossing ES Little Free Library: 10320 Quarterstaff Road, Columbia, MD
  • 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD
  • 10962 Hilltop Lane, Columbia, MD
  • 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD
  • Columbia MD: Our beautiful blue Little Free Library is located at the playground near the Wilde Lake Village Green. It is between Slayton House (10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia 21044) and the Family Life Center building which housed Columbia’s first library
  • Howard County ECAC: 5450 Blue Heron Drive, Columbia, MD
  • Mid Summer Lane, Columbia, MD
  • 10563 Rivulet Row, Columbia, MD
  • 5399 Mad River Lane, Columbia, MD
  • This library was built as part of a Girl Scouts Silver Award. It can be found under the flag pole at Cedar Lane Park.
  • 10899 Beech Creek Drive, Columbia, MD
  • 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD
  • 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD
  • Locust Park Neighborhood Center: 8995 Lambskin Lane, Columbia, MD
  • Phelps Luck Neighborhood Center: 5355 Phelps Luck Drive, Columbia, MD
  • 5459 Watercress Place, Columbia, MD
  • Columbia Restore: 8909 Mcgaw Ct, Columbia, MD
  • Cradlerock Elementary Front Library: 6700 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD
  • 6315 Hillside Court, Suite D, Columbia, MD
  • 9989 Cape Ann Drive, Columbia, MD


  • 14701 Betula Way, Dayton, MD


  • Rockburn Elementary School: 6145 Montgomery Rd, Elkridge, MD
  • 7878 Mayfield Ave, Elkridge, MD
  • 6424 Sedgwick Street, Elkridge, MD

Ellicott City

  • 5409 Autumn Field Ct., Ellicott City, MD
  • Brightwood Court, Ellicott City, MD
  • 3560 Church Rd, Ellicott City, MD
  • 3020 Southview Road, Ellicott City, MD
  • Triadelphia Ridge ES Little Free Library: 13400 Triadelphia Road, Ellicott City, MD
  • 11575 Frederick Road, Ellicott, MD
  • 3073 Katherine Place, Ellicott City, Md 21042, Ellicott City, MD
  • Cross Bow Court, Ellicott City, MD
  • Font Hill Little Free Library: 3639 Grosvenor Drive, Ellicott City, MD
  • Riverside Circle Library: 9722 Gwynn Park Drive, Ellicott City, MD
  • 4005 Wildwood Way, Ellicott City, MD
  • 4045 Crescent Road, Ellicott City, MD
  • 4054 High Point Rd, Ellicott City, MD
  • 9014 Sybert Drive, Ellicott City, MD
  • 3560 Church Rd, Ellicott City, MD
  • The Oaks little free library: 3105 Edgewood road, Ellicott City, MD
  • 8506 Pine Run Ct, Ellicott City, MD
  • 4910 Alice Ave, Ellicott City, MD

There are many so if I missed any, email me at and I'll be sure to add them to our list!

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