The LFL organization provides step by step instructions on how to get involved, build support, find books, engage your neighbors and get the word out.
If you are interested in installing a LFL in your neighborhood, you may even be able to apply for funding through the Neighborhood Grant program or crowd fund through an online fundraising portal.
The simplest way is to install a LFL on your own property, such as in your front yard or in front of your business. If you would like to install a LFL at your faith or civic organization, just be sure to get approval from them first. And, if the location you are interested in is public property such as a right of way, stormwater pond or park, you will need to get approval from the government entity that owns it.
Remember to consider safety in picking your location, keeping the LFL away from roads and other hazards. Zoning restrictions in your jurisdiction may also determine how or where it is installed. In Unincorporated Sarasota County, for instance, a LFL that is higher than 4 feet tall must be set back 4 feet from the property line or from a right-of-way. You should also check for any relevant deed restrictions in your area.
It's easy to start a LFL and you can join the movement to increase access to books, get to know your neighbors and build community.