We are excited to announce that we have installed our first "Little Free Pantry" at Bethany Lutheran Church! A LFP is just like a Little Free Library, but it is filled with food instead of books. Non-perishable food and paper products may be placed in the Pantry or dropped off at Bethany Lutheran or the Rolf Olsen Center. "Take what you need; leave what you can."
We were honored to have been nominated for a Todd H. Bol award through the Little Free Library organization! While we weren't one of the 10 winners, we are proud to be part of the Little Free Library movement. https://littlefreelibrary.org/todd-bol-awards/
Our Little Free Libraries are located at Klondike Park,
Herington Park, the Rolf Olsen Center, Onamia Elementary
School, Onamia High School, Mille Lacs Health System,
Farm Market Cafe, Bethany
Lutheran Church, the Depot
Library, Onamia City Hall, and the Ness Home in Cove Bay. Visit them all!
How do you use a Little Free Library? Simply look
through the books, and if any
interest you please take them. When you're done you can
pass the books on to a friend
or return them to any Little
If you have books you
don't need you can donate
them to a Little Free Library or bring them to the Rolf Olsen
Center. We are always in need of good, gently used books for children, teens, and adults.
Onamia has 11 Little
Free Libraries! We call
ourselves the "Little Free
Library Capital of Minnesota"
because we (unofficially) have
the most LFLs per capita of any town in the state! LFL #12 is coming soon to the Hillman Clinic, and LFL #13 will be installed soon at Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic!
Onamia's Little Free
Libraries are a project of the Onamia Area Early Childhood Coalition, and are funded in
part by a grant from the
Initiative Foundation in Little