Little free libraries open in International District

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – There’s a new chapter in the move to get more books in the hands of kids in Albuquerque.

This weekend, a new little free library was built near Louisiana and Central.

Kids can take a book and leave a book. Those who don’t have any books can simply take one.

UNM is working with the International District to build the little libraries around that part of town.

“Our long-term objective is to create a new public space within this area that really represents the community’s stories, its people, its history, its land, etc.,” said Michaele Pride, a UNM urban design professor.

Four other little libraries have been set up around the International District. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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