Temporary Public Art: Little Library Program


The City of Dublin invites qualified professional artists or student artists working under the supervision of a professional artist to submit designs/qualifications for a unique temporary art project. Temporary art displays are a great way to bring public art to City parks, streets, and facilities; define neighborhoods; and bring culture to the community. 

For this project, City Staff will be installing little library boxes at ten different public parks throughout Dublin. Little Library programs are a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access. Little Library boxes provide 24/7 access to books and encourage literary proficiency by sharing favorite books with the community through the honor system.

The City is seeking artists to paint or stain the Little Library boxes, enhancing the program through visual arts. Artists are encouraged to be as creative as possible when approaching this project. The proposed design should be inviting and encourage patron engagement. Site-specific proposals and general proposals that the City may display at its sole discretion are acceptable. Artists are responsible for preparing, painting/staining, and sealing the boxes (with City-provided sealant)

The City will purchase and provide the chosen artist with a prefabricated library box kit for painting and/or staining. The artist is expected to pick up materisals and build the little library, complete the painting (including sealant), and return the completed little library to the City for installation. The City will pay a stipend of $500 to selected artists or artist teams.  

The deadline to submit a proposal is October 24, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

To submit a proposal click here.

City Parks where Little Libraries will be installed (exact location TBD):

  • Schaefer Ranch Park
  • Heritage Park 
  • Shannon Community Park 
  • Alamo Creek Park
  • Kolb Park 
  • Emerald Glen Park 
  • Fallon Sports Park 
  • Jordan Ranch Park 
  • Butterfly Knoll Park
  • Don Biddle Community Park

For more information on this project, please contact tyler.phillips@dublin.ca.gov or call 925-556-4500.