LFL Librarian Responsibilities

 

THE LFL PROJECT: The Little Free Library (LFL) project is a community partnership between the Rotary Club of Annapolis, Rotary Club of Parole, and the City of Annapolis. Librarian Liaisons will be a team of two people, one of which is to be a Rotarian.

 

LFL RE-STOCKING: The expectation is that each LFL Librarian Team will take responsibility for their LFL location. Re-stock books as needed based on individual community needs. It is recommended to check every two weeks, as each community will differ on the usage of books taken from each LFL station.

 

Teams are required to submit the LFL Re-stock Form, accessible below, after each visit in order to correctly track book usage.

Link to Re-Stock Form

 

Re-Stocking Procedures

Establishing Total Inventory and Re-Stocking Your LFL Box

 

  1. Visit LFL location to access which types (number of specific genres) of books need to be replenished. (get to know what is popular at your LFL site!)
  2. Go to LFL Storage Unit and pick up books by genre.
  3. Fill your LFL box.
  4. Complete re-stock form and submit (vitally important for tracking purposes) after each visit. Use note section for comments—report good and bad situations, advise if any necessary action is needed.
  5. Check boxes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly as needed to keep them full.
  6. Take Note: there should be a genre color sticker on the outside bottom spine, and a black/white sticker (noting a gift from RCA and RCP) inside the cover for the new owner to write in their name. If not, please place one inside – extra stickers are inside the storage unit.
  7. Miscellaneous books added in by the community: leave these donated books in the box - count and add number to the website form; put a Rotary sticker on the inside front cover.

On behalf of the Little Free Library committee and the Rotary Club of Annapolis, we thank you for your volunteer service!

 

Book Storage for Librarian Access

 

BOOKS STORAGE FOR YOUR ACCESS: The LFL Book storage unit is located at Extra Space Storage on Defense Highway.  Books are organized on shelves by genre for easy access. (bring a box, bag, crate to carry the re-stock books, and feel free to take plenty and store in your vehicle for a few visits to your LFL box).  Please contact any of the following Rotarians on the LFL Committee for instructions on how to access our storage facility:

Dona Rudderrow-Sturn      donasturn@me.com

 

LFL Storage Location

 

Rotary Club of Annapolis Little Free Library Project - Storage Unit Access Info

Location: Extra Space Storage, 2005 Trout Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401 - 410.279.6525

  1. Off General's Hwy -> turn right onto Trout Rd
  2. Turn Right in front of Office ->go around the building to the left -> go through the gate (use gate code); first door on the left is the entrance (use the same code to enter the building).
  3. We have a storage unit: one for the books, and one for the LFL Boxes & Posts.  

 

Access instructions for the storage unit, location within the facility, and access / lock codes are available in the "Member Only" section of this website

    - You must login by clicking on the "Member Login" button on the upper left of the Home screen.

    -  On the left side of the member only screen, select "LFL Storage Unit Access" from the menu.