Evaluating the Placement of Little Free Libraries in Bloomington, IN Using Socioeconomic Indicators Determined by Geospatial Analysis
The purpose of this research is to investigate the influence of socioeconomic indicators on the distribution of Little Free Libraries in Bloomington, IN. A Little Free Library is a book storing box that provides free books to a community. Comparing the locations with demographic data shows that Little Free Libraries are concentrated in white, affluent areas with high levels of education attainment which fails to reduce the book deserts in Bloomington, IN. Income was the most likely indicator of placement, with only 23% of LFLs located in areas with annual median incomes below $30,000.
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