It is officially December. And you know what that means? It is the start of my giving back series. Each day this month I will post either a way you can give back or profile organizations that give back. So check back every day to check out ways you can give back. Since it is #ThrowbackThursday, I thought I would share a post that was written last year but still can apply to this year. I mean we all still have too many books that we don’t know what to do with. So sit back read how Little Free Libraries are popping up all over our country. Today, I am honored to have another dear friend posting on the blog. Cindi Pate has a heart of pure gold. Read what she is doing to help spread literacy in our communities.
Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front yard book exchanges number 36,000 around the world in 70 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania. Now in Pikeville, NC! The Little Free Library on Wanda joined the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers in June of 2016 – at the time, only the 2nd Little Free Library in Wayne County.
Created from recycled materials and designed with children in mind, the book box is always stocked with a variety of books for all ages and reading levels on the – kid-friendly -bottom shelf. And not to worry, there are books and magazines for adults too – on the top shelf! Books are shared with the idea in mind to return the book or swap it with another book you bring.
Since opening its tiny door, the Little Free Library on Wanda has been stocked with generous donations from the local community and organizations that care about literacy.
The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit littlefreelibrary.org. You can find the Little Free Library on the Little Free Library Map- 300 Wanda Drive Pikeville, NC.
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