About lil’brary

A 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.

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 JOE 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.




Dimensions: 40cm(W) x 20cm(H) x 60cm(L). Capacity:







Need more space?

Not only does the hinged design allow the collar to be quickly and easily assembled on the JOE lil’brary base but the collars may also be stacked up on top of one another to provide for more space, and less money spent. Extra collars sold separately.



50% of the JOE lil’brary case is made of recycled content and the rest is manufactured of FSC approved plywood.


Parts list


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.

Editions and colours

English-speaking or Trots Suid-Afrikaans? The JOE lil’brary’s silkscreening is available in English or Afrikaans.

Wood stain colours

Available on request and there are 6 colours for you to choose from: Natural, Antique, Canary, Forest, Amsterdam and Bermuda. Lacquered, in clear satin.



The JOE lil’brary model is proudly collaborated in South Africa by