We love public libraries, but sometimes you can't get there when they are open or have curbside hours 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 new ones are being put up right here on the South Shore all the time! Here's a list of the ones we know about 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 - 1/5/21
Griffin Dairy Farm, 326 Plymouth Street, Abington MA 02351
Red Gate Lane, 49 Red Gate Lane, Cohasset MA 02025
This little library was created by a family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mango Library, Bianca Road, Duxbury, MA
Surplus Street Library, Surplus Street, Duxbury, MA
This little library was created during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Real Estate Door's Free Little Library, 502 Liberty Street, Hanson, MA
Crow Point Library, 17 Ocean View Drive, Hingham, MA
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.
Two Cypress, 2 Cypress Circle, Hingham MA 02043
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
This little library is maintained by Hingham Girl Scouts.
Library by the Bay, 1 Warfield Avenue, Hull MA 02045
This little library was built and maintained by a family in the Kenberma neighborhood.
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 library is located at the Kenberma Playground in Hull. Grab a book before you hit the beach!
Dreaming Dragon's Little Free Library, Macombers Way, Marshfield, MA
This little library's steward is a local children's book author!
Green Harbor Mini Library, 74 Beach Street, Green Harbor MA 02041
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.
Luddam's Ford Park, West Elm Street, Pembroke, MA
This little library is located in the parking lot on the Pembroke side of Luddam's Ford.
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.
Paul McLaughlin Memorial Library, Bay Path Lane, Rockland, MA
Little Free Diverse Library, 603 Country Way, Scituate MA 02066
This little library centers around BIPOC authors and BIPOC characters.
Private Home, 301 Clapp Road, Scituate, MA
This little library is located at a private home near Mt Hope Cemetary.
Private Home, Grasshopper Lane, Scituate, MA
Wampatuck Elementary School Garden, 266 Tilden Road, Scituate MA 02066
This little library is located within the garden at Wampatuck Elementary School.
Nicole's Little Free Library, 253 Winter Street, Whitman, MA
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