Little Free Libraries

The Citrus Heights History and Arts Commission and Citrus Heights Rotary Install Little Free Libraries in Citrus Heights

On April 11, 2015, City Council members, History and Arts Commissioners, Citrus Heights Rotary volunteers, and more partnered to install twenty Little Free Libraries around Citrus Heights on International Rotary at Work Day. The Little Free Library is a small, free-standing lending library/neighborhood book exchange stewarded by a business, neighborhood, individual, family or community group. The libraries function under the principal of “take a book, leave a book”. The lending libraries were built by construction management students from San Juan High School and are modeled after the city’s original Sylvan Schoolhouse, built in 1862 (currently located at 7011 Sylvan Road).  For more information on the Little Free Library please visit their Web site.  If you are interested in more information regarding this project please contact Jessica Mang, History and Arts Commissioner at (916) 595-3761 or
The History & Arts Commission thanks the following Sponsors who generously sponsored the Little Free Library Project:

Bill Van Duker and Mel Turner

Nancy and Fred Teichert

California American Water

Patiala Development, Inc.

Citrus Heights Rotary

Perkins, Williams and Cotterill Architects

Citrus Heights Women's Club

Republic Services

HD Supply Home Improvement Solutions

Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan

Kiwanis Club of Citrus Heights

Roy and Mary McAlister

Laura H. McAlister

SOAR Neighborhood Association

Mercy Medical Group

Soroptimist International of Citrus Heights

Mesa Verde High School Booster Club

The Van Maren Family

The History and Arts Commission would also like to thank the following community partners who have made this project possible:

  • The Rotary Club of Citrus Heights - Installing the libraries on Rotary at Work Day April 11th
  • San Juan High School Construction Management Students- Designed & Building all the libraries
  • Sylvan Library – Donating Books
  • Sunrise Recreation and Parks Department – offered locations in 10 park areas
  • The City of Citrus Heights – offered locations in 10 city areas
  • San Juan High School Football Team – helping to dig post holes for installation
  • Home Depot – donated half the material
  • Lowes – donated half the material
Little Free Library