Lyndale Book Fest (April 22, 2024)

This Earth Day, join us for Lyndale Book Fest. This Lyndale Community Gathering is filled with literary delight, poetry, and family-friendly activities, all set against the backdrop of community storytelling and the wonders of nature. Mark your calendars for April 22, 2024, for a day of free books, captivating poetry, family fun, and community connection! See you there!

Event Details:

  • Date: April 22, 2024
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Painter Park (620 W. 34th St.)

What is Lyndale Book Fest?

  1. Free Book Fair: Browse through a treasure trove of secondhand books without spending a dime! LNA is collecting gently used books for you to take home. Whether you’re a fan of fiction or non-fiction, or looking for children’s books, there is something for everyone!
  2. Family Story Time: This is an event for the whole family! Hosmer Library will host a delightful family storytime centered around themes of nature and storytelling.
  3. Poetry Reading and Activity: Immerse yourself in the captivating world of poetry with a special reading and activity by Minneapolis Poet Laureate, Heid E. Erdrich.

Now Collecting Books!

The Lyndale Neighborhood Association is now collecting like-new and gently used fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children’s books. We are specifically interested in books written in a language other than English or written with a diverse, multicultural lens.

We are not accepting: textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, or newspapers. This is a family-friendly event, so please do not bring explicit or x-rated books.

How to Contribute Books

To contribute books to this event, please bring them to one of our drop-off locations:

  • SNAC Office (3537 Nicollet Ave.) during LNA’s regular business hours (Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by appointment, email to schedule.
  • Blaisdell YMCA (3335 Blaisdell Ave) during regular business hours.
  • Email or call 612-824-9402 to coordinate home book pickup in the Lyndale neighborhood area. 

What Happens to Books Left at the End of the Night?

Any books of high quality that are left at the end of Book Fest will be collected and redistributed to neighborhood Little Free Libraries by LNA’s Crime & Safety Committee.

Lyndale Little Free Libraries

Use the map below to locate your nearest Little Free Library, marked by a green book! (Updated March 2024).