Desert Water Agency opens mod-inspired Little Free Library on Book Lover’s Day

PALP SPRINGS — Desert Water Agency’s Little Free Library opens on Saturday, Nov. 7, National Book Lover’s Day. The public can stop by to pick up water-themed, non-fiction, children’s or gardening books.

When finished, they can return it, pass it on to another book lover or keep it for their collection. The popular, local gardening guide, Lush & Efficient, will be stocked at the Little Free Library to help locals with landscaping projects.

Social distancing and masks are required when visiting the library, which is open 7 days a week during daylight hours.

Little Free Library Opens Saturday, Nov. 7

Little Free Library Closeup

The Little Free Library is tucked directly outside DWA’s front doors at 1200 S. Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs. Due to our COVID-19 lobby closure, a part of the parking lot will be blocked off but that shouldn’t discourage visitors from grabbing a book.

“DWA is proud to share water-related resources,” said DWA Board Member and local architect, James Cioffi. “Especially, during the pandemic when it is hard for people to connect and interact.”

Cioffi developed the sleek mid-century design for the Little Free Library pro bono and Palm Springs Welding Inc. donated their labor to bring the project to life.

To help celebrate the launch, DWA is giving away a new Kindle! We ask people to follow us on Facebook (@dwawater), Instagram (@desertwateragency) or Twitter (@dwawater) to enter the contest. Check rules below for details.

Little Free Libraries is a growing movement with 60,000 around the world in 80 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Most have their own unique design fitting to their community. Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries.

To learn more about The Little Free Library nonprofit organization, go to

For more information about DWA’s Little Free Library, contact Xochitl Pena at 760-323-4971 ext.272 or


  1. Follow DWA on Facebook (@dwawater), Instagram (@desertwateragency) or Twitter (@dwawater).
  2. Find our Little Library social post and share (on Facebook); retweet (on Twitter); or like and tag (on Instagram) a friend who would like our new mod Little Free Library.
  3. Each share, retweet or tag = an entry.
  4. FIVE BONUS ENTRIES if you share a pic of yourself at the Little Library (1200 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs – daylight hours).
  5. Entrants must have a residence within Desert Water Agency’s jurisdiction to be eligible to win. Prize will be shipped to any address within the contiguous United States.
  6. Entries must be in before midnight on November 22, 2020.
  7. One winner will be chosen on November 23.



Image Sources

  • Little Free Library Closeup: Desert Water Agency
  • Little Free Library: Desert Water Agency