This popular grassroots effort is a way for people to share the joy of reading with their neighbors and friends. Each “library” is a wooden box (designed to look like a house) that is filled with books donated by the community—readers “take a book, leave a book” to keep the mini-library filled with new titles all the time.
The first libraries were the Silver Award project of local Girl Scout Margaret Doty, who worked with CFL staff to order, assemble, and find sites for four Little Free Library “buildings.” CFL and Morley Library Association, Inc. were able purchase the libraries in part through a grant from State Senator Patty Ritchie, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries.
For more info about Little Free Libraries visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.
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