It is a challenge to distill a year's worth of activity into one theme, but in looking back at 2021, one of the key threads throughout the year was partnerships. Both existing and new.
First to our existing partners around the globe, our volunteer stewards: Thank you for what you do. For without your active partnership, Little Free Library would not have the impact that it does. Thank you for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all.
An exciting development in 2021 was the new growth in the number of institutions, companies, and nonprofit organizations we are working with. A priority for 2021 was the national expansion of our diverse books initiative, Read in Color. Launched in the fall of 2020, by the end of 2021 the program has expanded to 10 cities, over 130 Little Free Library installations, and more than 30,000 diverse books distributed.