New Little Free Library Comes to Oakland Township

Rochester Hills Public Library Plants New Little Free Library

In an effort to promote literacy in the community, the Rochester Hills Public Library has planted its third Little Free Library on the Paint Creek Trail in Oakland Township off Orion Road.

Located behind the Flagstar Bank, this new Little Free Library acts as a self-service exchange for people to donate and collect books. This worldwide movement, started by the Little Free Library organization, helps to get children and adults reading, with their motto “Take a Book, Return a Book.”

 Little Free Library on the Paint Creek Trail in Oakland Township

Little Free Library on the Paint Creek Trail in Oakland Township

“Not only do the Little Free Libraries promote literacy and provide access to reading materials, but they are also a great way to interact with your community and give back in a small way,” says Outreach Services and Bookmobile Librarian Rebecca LaFave, “Plus it’s a really fun way to get rid of your old books.” 

The Rochester Hills Public Library supports two additional Little Free Libraries, one in Spencer Park in Rochester Hills and one in Bloomer Park in Rochester. This new location in Oakland Township covers the third community in RHPL’s service area.

“Although we are the Rochester Hills Public Library, we are located in Rochester and bridge Oakland Township,” says Library Director Christine Lind Hage, “This new Little Free Library helps us to continue to serve each of these cities to the best of our ability.”

Take a Book, Return a Book

Take a Book, Return a Book

Little Free Libraries are open to the public; participants do not need to have a library card to pick up or drop off a book. Other organizations and communities have also placed Little Free Libraries around our community as well.

For more information on the Little Free Library movement, go to If you or someone you know are interested in helping the Rochester Hills Public Library place more Little Free Libraries, contact the Outreach Services department at 248-650-7150.

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