Lil’ Library in the Park

  • Commissioning Entity

    Bentonville Public Library

  • Application Open Date


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  • Minimum Budget


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  • Location of Commission

    Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Hadi Dudley

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (479) 271-3192

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The Bentonville’s Public Library (BPL) is partnering with the Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department, the Public Art Advisory Committee and Friends of the Bentonville Library to request proposals for a book-sharing box prototype for installation in city parks. These library boxes will allow community members to take a book or leave a book, available seven days a week, 24 hours a day and accessible to all. The objective is to combine the concept of Little Free Libraries® with public art, creating a unique installation that is both an attraction and a service to the community. The book box should be designed in a manner that helps promote and encourage reading and represents the importance of literacy in our community. Units designed to include up to three (3) storage areas for children’s, adult/teen books and/or community resources are of particular interest.