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We believe that reading is important…

It is vital to develop ourselves as members of the community, critical thinking skills, and equip ourselves with the tools to help us succeed in life.

Our founder, Taleah Greve, had the vision to give away books in West Michigan in late 2014. We opened our doors in February 2015 with about 2,000 books, one little room inside the Front Porch building, and big dreams.

Since we launched, our collection has grown to more than 15,000 books on the shelves, with thousands more waiting for space! We’ve tripled our size at the Front Porch, and the community has been excited to be part of this grand adventure! In January 2019, the Front Porch church closed, and All Shores Wesleyan Church became our new hosts and partners in our space. We’re grateful for their continuing support.

Families have picked up books for their young kids and their elderly parents. We have helped teachers stock their classroom shelves, worked with reading/literacy programs and given books to organizations across West Michigan to help strengthen our community. Senior Centers and Communities have refreshed their book shelves to the delight of their residents. We’ve been able to attend community events to spread some book love even further.

Little Free Library stewards can take advantage of our restock bins – curated collections of books in a reusable tote available upon request. Refill your library, return the empty tote, and take a new full one!

Annually, we give away more than 50,000 books to people from across Muskegon and West Michigan.

Taleah Greve, founder of Embrace Books