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Little Free Library Guide

Your Guide to Little Free Libraries on Boston's South Shore

By Laurie Corbett June 28, 2017

We love public libraries, but sometimes you can't get there when they are open and don't want to spend money to purchase a book. What do you do then? Visit a little library! Little libraries are popping up across the country and there are several right here on the South Shore, and we have rounded up the ones in Hanover, Norwell, Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Hull, Marshfield, Duxbury, Pembroke, Whitman, Hanson, Rockland, and Abington to help you find them. Don't forget to leave a book you no longer need when you take a book to share the book reading love! 

Interesting in being the steward of a little library? Check out littlefreelibrary.org for more information and don't forget to check with your town for any bylaws or regulations that may govern the creation of a little library. 

 Updated - 11/20/19

Cohasset

Cohasset Swim Center, 91 Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA
This little library was built as an Eagle Scout project. 

The Snack Shack at Barnes Field, 207 North Main Street, Cohasset, MA
This little library was build as an Eagle Scout project.


Hanover

Cardinal Cushing Centers Little Free Library, 405 Washington Street, Hanover, MA

This little library is located at Cardinal Cushing Centers in front of the historic Iron Kettle. It was painted by the students of the Cardinal Cushing Centers.


Hingham

Derby Street Shops, 92 Derby Street, Hingham, MA

This little library is located at the Derby Street Shops shopping center near White's Bakery and Talbots. 


Private Home, 19 Lafayette Avenue, Hingham, MA

This little library is located at a private home and is painted to mimic the home.


Girl Scout House, 26 Burr Road, Hingham, MA

Brand new in the fall of 2019 this little library is maintained by Hingham Girl Scouts. 


Hull

Private Home, 9 Harborview Road, Hull

This little library is located at a private home near Fort Revere Park in Hull.


Kenberma Playground, 435 Nantasket Avenue, Hull

This little free library is located at the Kenberma Playground in Hull. Grab a book before you hit the beach!


Marshfield

Pod's Book Pod at the YMCA, 76 Ferry Hill Road, Marshfield, MA

This little library is located on the grounds of the YMCA and remembers a friend who passed away in 2012 to honor had a love of reading. 


Pembroke

Luddam's Ford Park, West Elm Street, Pembroke, MA

Located in the parking lot on the Pembroke side of Luddam's Ford.

Rockland

Hartsuff Park Little Free Library, Hingham Street, Rockland, MA

This little library is located at Hartsuff Park near the playground and disc golf course. There are also hiking trails, a swimming pond (residents only), lacrosse fields, and a bathhouse in the summer. 


Girl Scout Little Free Library, Lower Reed Street, Rockland, MA

This little library is located at Bicentennial Park near a walking track, playground, and Girl Scout garden. It was created and maintained by Rockland Girl Scout Troop 62312.


Scituate

Private Home, 301 Clapp Road, Scituate, MA

This little library is located at a private home near Mt Hope Cemetary.



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