Little Free Library

Located in Veterans Park on Frisco Street in Marked Tree, AR (across the street from T & Co).

Our Story

Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than 100,000 around the world in over 100 countries — from Italy to Brazil to Japan. Now, a new Little Free Library at Veteran’s Park in Marked Tree will join the movement to share books, bring people together, and create communities of readers.

“I have always loved reading books,” says Dustin Hood, the Marked Tree resident who donated the Little Free Library to the city. “I started a book blog, Dustjacket.Reviews, nearly two years ago to connect with other readers that share my love for reading. It’s my hope that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection, and a whole lot more books to our community.”

Nestled beneath an oak tree on Frisco Street, passersby will now be able to stop and browse the selection of books that have been donated, not only by Dustin, but the entire community. It operates on a take-one-leave-one system. “If you don’t have one to give, take one and bring it back the next time you stop by,” Dustin Hood said. “This is all about sharing books that you enjoy with others.”

“It’s my hope that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection, and a whole lot more books to Marked Tree”

Dustin Hood

Want to Donate?

If you would like to donate books that will not fit in the Little Free Library, please contact Dustin at 870.227.1744.

We currently are in need of children and young adult books.

Have a particular book you’re looking for or want to talk about books?


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I was so honored when @melissascholesyoung reached out and offered to make a donation to our #littlefreelibrary. Today I’ve added it to #markedtreelfl. Being in a flood prone area (before the levees were built) thanks to the #MississippiRiver, this is a book that many #MarkedTree residents can relate to. ⠀ • • • ⠀ #Flood takes places in Hannibal, Missouri, the childhood home of #MarkTwain. Laura Brooks fled her hometown of Hannibal ten years ago after a historic flood and personal heartbreak. Now she's returned unannounced, and her family and friends don't know what to make of it. She says she's just home for a brief visit and her high-school reunion, but she's carrying too much luggage for that: literal and metaphorical. Soon Laura is embroiled in small-town affairs — the contentious divorce of her rowdy best friend Rose; the campaign of her twelve-year-old godson, Bobby, to become the town's official Tom Sawyer; and the renewed interest of the man Laura once thought she'd marry, Sammy McGuire. ⠀ ⠀ Leaving town when she was eighteen had been Laura's only option. She feared a stifling existence in a town ruled by its past, its mythological devotion to Mark Twain, and the economic and racial divide that runs as deep as the Mississippi River. She can't forget that fateful Fourth of July when the levees broke or the decisions that still haunt her. Now as the Mississippi rises again, a deep wound threatens to reopen, and Laura must decide if running away once more might be the best way to save herself.⠀ • • • ⠀ #books #bookstagram #reading #bibliophile #booknerd #amreading #bookholic #booksbooksbooks #tbr #booksharks #pubday #bookbirthday #instareads #bookstagrammer #forthegram

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It’s a beautiful Saturday and a long weekend for many people. Today I added a Young adult title to #MarkedTreeLFL. #HouseofSaltandSorrows by @penchant4words is the retelling of the Grimm’s FairyTale “Twelve Dancing Princesses” with a sinister twist. #erinacraig is a native to Memphis and this is a must read for fans of fairytales, #Caraval, or #TheHazelWood. If you look on the title page, you’ll find this is a signed copy!⠀ • • • ⠀ As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with… ⠀ ⠀ In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. ⠀ ⠀ Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother. Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last–the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge–and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods. ⠀ ⠀ Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that her sister's deaths were no accidents. The girls have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn't sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who–or what–are they really dancing with? ⠀ • • • ⠀ #books #bookstagram #reading #bibliophile #booknerd #amreading #bookholic #booksbooksbooks #tbr #booksharks #instareads #bookstagrammer #forthegram #arc #littlefreelibrary #yabooks #yabookstagram

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