An examination of spatial inequalities in the provision of Little Free Libraries (LFLs) in Spokane, WA
Keywords:Little Free Libraries, access, inequity, spatial provision
The Little Free Library (LFL) organisation has gained significant positive media attention in the decade following its establishment. However, among a host of other concerns, some critics have noted the inequitable distribution in the provision of LFLs. This research explores the issue of inequitable provision of LFLs and their non-affiliated clones in Spokane, Washington. The results show a geographical pattern of higher provision in areas with populations that are white, affluent, and highly educated. These findings support an increasing body of evidence that suggests that LFLs both reflect and reinforce rather than challenge access to reading materials.
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