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South Shore Little Library Guide

Your Guide to Little Libraries on Boston's South Shore

By Laurie Corbett, Publisher, Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston January 14, 2021

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

Abington

Griffin Dairy Farm, 326 Plymouth Street, Abington MA 02351

Cohasset

Cohasset Swim Center, 91 Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA

This little library was built as an Eagle Scout project. 

Red Gate Lane, 49 Red Gate Lane, Cohasset MA 02025

This little library was created by a family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Snack Shack at Barnes Field, 207 North Main Street, Cohasset, MA

This little library was build as an Eagle Scout project.

Duxbury

Mango Library, Bianca Road, Duxbury, MA

Surplus Street Library, Surplus Street, Duxbury, MA

This little library was created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Hanson

Real Estate Door's Free Little Library, 502 Liberty Street, Hanson, MA

Hingham

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. 

Hull

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!

Marshfield

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. 

Pembroke

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.

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.

Paul McLaughlin Memorial Library, Bay Path Lane, Rockland, MA

Scituate

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.

Whitman

Nicole's Little Free Library, 253 Winter Street, Whitman, MA



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