About lil’brary


JOE lil’brary is an invitation to share the joy of reading with children. Kids can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they are done, they can return them to the lil’brary. If anyone has a book or two that they think other children in the class/group would enjoy, they can just pop it into the lil’brary located at their school or organisation.

Bring the library to the children
Children not only need to read a lot but they need lots of books they can read right at their fingertips. They also need access to books that entice them, attract them to reading. A lil’brary can make it easy and risk-free for children to take books home for the evening or weekend by worrying less about losing books to children and more about losing children to illiteracy.


What you get for R1 349*
  • 1x JOE lil’brary case made from FSC & PEFC approved 12mm plywood:
    • External size: 340mm(W) x 340mm(H) x 340mm(L)
    • Internal size: 320mm(W) x 320mm(H) x 320mm(L)
  • 8x Clip-Lok steel clips, 1x clip release lever, 1x How to assemble sheet
  • 4x lil’brary starter books:
  • 50x lil’brary stickers: 30mm x 30mm
  • 1x lil’brary aluminium plaque with a unique number (register here)
*Gauteng: R1 349 per lil’brary (includes delivery.) Main centres of Cape Town: R1 549 per lil’brary (includes delivery.) Outlying areas of Cape Town: R1 649 per lil’brary (includes delivery.)


It’s easy to start a lil’brary

The JOE lil’brary model is eco-friendly, long-lasting, proudly collaborated in South Africa and best of all, it requires no tools to assemble – thanks to Clip-Lok SimPak SA’s unique steel clips which are robust, strong and weatherproof!



What if I damage a part?

Simply order your replacement part on the JOE website and we will quote you on that part, no need to purchase a complete new case. Order here.

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