The Mini Movie Libraries Are Here!
Want a movie Take a Movie! Have a Movie? Leave a Movie!
TFA is excited to announce that our Mini Movie Libraries are now up and fully operational.
In partnership with Occidental Management and Wichita Fence Co., the mini movie libraries, which were custom designed by Star Lumber and decorated by the Positive Pathways Program of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, can be found at the following locations:
- 135th & Maple (Auburn Pointe Shopping Center 13303 W. Maple)
- Northwest Center at 13th & Tyler (8404-8606 W. 13th St. N)
- 314 N. Rock Road
- Union Station
"We were inspired by the huge popularity of the Little Free Libraries Program," said TFA Executive Director Marci Hawks. "Film is a wonderful and accessible storytelling medium and we hope that the people will utlize our Mini Movie Libraries to share their favorite movies with the community and discover new gems."
With support from Star, TFA has created five movie-lending libraries inspired by the Little Free Library project. The Mini Movie Libraries, which will hit the streets in 2017. The library boxes were decorated by youth who participate in the Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Positive Pathways Program at Harvester Arts.
A full list of locations is coming soon. Thank you to Occidental Management for their generous support of the Mini Movie Library project.
Donate Your Discs
Community members, film distributors, alumni and local filmmakers can share their favorite stories with the community. With an emphasis on independent film (including movies from local filmmakers,) people will donate DVDs to the libraries, which will be maintained by Tallgrass throughout the year.
To donate your gently used DVD's and Bluray's, email or call (316) 303-9292 to arrange for drop off or pick up.
There are now more than 28,000 Little Free Libraries across the world, and these welcoming and communal spaces have transformed neighborhoods and communities. In lower-socio economic areas, they have promoted literacy and in upper-income areas, they have enhanced the sense of community. Tallgrass endeavors to achieve the same with the universal language of film – showcasing the incredible stories that are being told, which expand our understanding of the world around us; and exciting and educating a new generation of film artists and fans about the possibilities of cinema and digital storytelling, as an art form or a career.
Tallgrass believes that film, as much as any other art form, has the ability to entertain, educate, and inspire. By offering a wide variety of titles - documentaries, classic cinema, short films, and projects created by local talent - Tallgrass will be getting essential titles into the hands of both young people and adults who may not otherwise have access to them, and encourage people to experience these stories together.
"Occidental Management is excited to be involved as a location sponsor with the Tallgrass Film Association’s Mini Movie Library Project," said Chad Stafford, President. "We strongly believe that through the sharing of the stories told in film, people have an opportunity to experience the larger world we live in and ultimately learn and inspire people to create through film and digital entertainment mediums."