WQED Unveils Little Free Library in Front of Oakland Headquarters

June 20, 2022

They have popped up all over the country in the last few years – Little Free Library book-sharing boxes that are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and are freely accessible to all, removing barriers to book access.


WQED unveils its own Little Free Library on June 20, conveniently located and accessible in front of its headquarters building at 4802 Fifth Avenue in Oakland.


The WQED Little Free Library will be unique in that it will be filled by WQED and will provide items tied into WQED Education projects in the community. The library will have books, activity kits for kids, writing kits for the WQED Writers Contest, WQED giveaways and more.



The project came about through WQED Smartschools and WQED Inquire Within library initiatives in the community.


Those who use WQED’s Little Free Library are encouraged to take photos and share them on social media using our hashtag #WQEDLFL.


More on WQED’s Little Free Library can be found here:


About WQED

WQED was an experiment in educational community-supported television that was the forerunner to PBS. Today, WQED is a multimedia powerhouse that is as much a part of Pittsburgh as the three rivers. WQED is WQED-TV (PBS); WQED World; WQED Create; WQED Showcase; WQED PBS KIDS Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at; streaming and apps, and WQED Interactive (


WQED is a premier leader in education programming and resources ( Its Learning Neighborhood creates an education continuum serving early learners in the Ready to Learn program -- to creating a pathway from education to employment through the WQED Film Academy.