100+ Free Little Libraries, Pantries & Blessing Boxes in the Fox Valley!

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Little Free Pantry, Badger Elementary School, Appleton

On your next family walk or drive, be on the lookout for a special box filled with goodness. These Little Free Libraries and Little Free Pantries (sometimes also called Blessing Boxes) are free to use. Your kiddo can have an adventure while on the hunt for a new book and can help combat food insecurity in our communities. My family loves going for drives to get some fresh air and get out of the house. On our outings, we began seeing these boxes! I did not realize there were so many, and I am sure there are more out there, too.

Over the past few years, these little libraries have grown in popularity and have sprung up throughout neighborhoods everywhere. They have especially been great for families during the pandemic and with virtual learning as libraries have been in limited operation.

Anyone can find a book or non-perishable food item in one of these boxes, and best of all, many give back by swapping out a book or adding canned goods or boxes of food items, too. This is such a wonderful way for our community to encourage reading and support one another.

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Free Little Library, Linwood Dr, Appleton
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Free Little Library, 1271 Maple St, Neenah

Little Free Pantry has lots of additional resources including plans to build your own library! If you can’t find an empty little pantry, donations can also be dropped off at St. Joseph’s Food Program.

Paper Products

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Kleenex

Personal Care Items

  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Moisturizer
  • Pads/tampons
  • Diapers/wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Hats, Gloves, Scarves (Winter)
  • Handwarmers (Winter)

Non-Perishable Foods

  • Peanut butter and jelly in plastic
  • Boxed/bagged grains/beans: rice, couscous, quinoa, red beans, white beans
  • Pasta: dry pasta, bagged pasta meals, mac n’ cheese
  • Pasta sauce in plastic
  • Cereal: cold and hot
  • Peanut butter and other snack crackers
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruits
  • Granola bars

Find a Free Little Library or Little Free Pantry Near You

Free Little Libraries in Appleton

  • 544 North Lawe Street, across from Jacob’s Meat Market
  • 313 South State Street, Community Early Learning Center
  • 115 South State Street, McFleshman’s
  • 222 South Walnut Street, Appleton Police Department
  • 308 North Lawe Street, residence
  • 1437 East Harriet Street, residence
  • 3009 North Meade Street, Our Savior Lutheran Church
  • 1009 Capitol Drive, residence
  • 515 East Capitol Drive, Ferber Elementary, near building
  • 326 East North Street, First English Lutheran Church
  • 319 North Drew Street, residence
  • 1000 East Glendale, near ThedaCare Regional Medical Center–Appleton (Appleton Medical Center)
  • 100 North Drew Street, All Saints Episcopal Church
  • Ballard & Glendale, residence
  • 225 North Badger Avenue, Wilson Middle School
  • 1830 East Melrose Street, residence
  • 4801 North Brookshire Drive, residence
  • 1407 West Edmund Drive, private park
  • 419 East McArthur, residence
  • 107 East McArthur, residence
  • 1011 Midway Road, Eternal Love Lutheran
  • 1441 East John Street, Richmond Elementary
  • 1475 West Prospect Avenue, by Xavier High School, residence
  • 1432 South Riverview Lane, residence
  • Corner of Kernan & Meadow Grove
  • Calumet Street, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
  • 1426 Calumet Street, residence
  • Jackman and Water Streets, near Fratello’s in the smaller parking lot
  • Prospect between Pierce Avenue and Locust Street, residence
  • Rankin & 1st Street, residence
  • Lindberg Street, Grace Christian Fellowship
  • Commercial Street, near Grace Lutheran
  • 1124 North Mason Street, Evergreen Florists
  • 2305 West Capitol Drive, Houdini Elementary
  • 100 West Capitol Drive, St. James United Methodist Church
  • 740 East College Avenue, Emmanuel United Methodist Church
  • 1438 East Pauline Street, residence
  • 516 East Pacific Street, residence
  • 1007 North Leminwah Street, residence
  • 814 Winona Way, residence
  • 229 North Rankin Street, residence
  • 912 North Oneida Street, Zion Lutheran Church ELCA
  • 1208 North Oneida Street, Little Angel’s Daycare
  • 3325 West Florida Avenue, residence
  • 3375 West Brewster Avenue, Outagamie County Master Gardeners

Free Little Libraries in Menasha

  • Third Street & Manitowoc Road, residence
  • 862 Third Street, residence
  • 105 Ice Street, Jefferson Elementary
  • 449 Ahnaip Street, Nicolet Elementary
  • 528 2nd Street, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in courtyard
  • 974 9th Street, Clovis Grove Elementary
  • 155 Marina Place, Marina Place Apartments
  • 328 6th Street, Banta Elementary
  • 675 West Airport Road, Gegan Elementary

Free Little Libraries in Menasha

  • 1021 Oak Street, Horace Mann Middle School
  • 200 North Commercial Street, St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • 200 South Church Street, First Presbyterian Church
  • 116 West Columbian Avenue, Neenah Family Chiropractic
  • 1271 Maple Street, residence
  • 821 North Lake Street, residence
  • 1090 Congress Street, residence
  • 828 East Cecil Street, residence
  • Corner of Lakeshore Drive, near lake
  • 1674 South Park Avenue, Conservancy Walking Trail Park
  • 1645 South Commercial Street, Lakeview Elementary

Free Little Libraries in Hortonville

  • Nash & Main, inside Memorial Square

Free Little Libraries in Kaukauna

  • 207 Thilmany Road, Kaukauna Public Library

Free Little Libraries in Kimberly

  • 1200 W. Kimberly Avenue, Fox Valley Christian Fellowship

Free Little Libraries in Little Chute

  • 625 Grand Avenue, near the Little Chute Library

Free Little Libraries in Oshkosh

  • 132 South Park Avenue, residence
  • 213 West New York, by Merrill Middle
  • 1160 Central Street, Oshkosh Area United Way
  • 375 North Eagle Street, Oshkosh West High School
  • 722 South Westfield Street, residence
  • 1401 West 5th Avenue, Franklin Elementary
  • 728 East Irving Avenue, residence
  • 915 Hazel Street, Webster Stanley Middle
  • 1115 East New York Avenue, residence
  • 1617 Jackson Street, residence
  • 370 Bowen Street, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Nevada Street, near Emmeline Cook Elementary
  • 1100 East Murdock Avenue, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
Little Free Pantry, 1160 Central St, Oshkosh

Little Free Pantries in Appleton

  • 501 S Bluemound Drive, Badger Elementary School
  • 3009 North Meade Street, Our Savior Lutheran Church 
  • 1009 Capitol Drive, residence
  • 225 North Badger Avenue, Wilson Middle School
  • Mason Street, Lincoln Elementary School
  • Commercial Street, near Grace Lutheran
  • 740 East College Avenue, Emmanuel United Methodist Church

Little Free Pantries in Little Chute

  • 625 Grand Ave, near Little Chute Public Library

Free Little Pantries in Kaukauna

  • 207 Thilmany Road, Kaukauna Public Library

Little Free Pantries in Menasha

  • 1st & Racine, behind Menasha Public Library
  • 105 Ice Street, Jefferson Elementary

Little Free Pantries in Neenah

  • 1021 Oak Street, Horace Mann Middle School 
  • 200 South Church Street, First Presbyterian Church
  • 1645 South Commercial Street, Lakeview Elementary 

Little Free Pantries in Oshkosh

  • 1160 Central Street, Oshkosh Area United Way
  • 403 East Irving Avenue, residence
Wenzels Words FREE Books in Appleton
Wenzels Words, Appleton

Another amazing way to access books in our community was started by an Appleton mom at the start of the 2020 pandemic. Wenzel’s Words will provide kids with age-appropriate books and a popcorn treat!

Some area libraries are open for in-person services and others are maintaining a curbside pickup process.

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