Elementary Students Rally for Little Free Library
December 20, 2019
Who says physical books are a thing of the past?
Not in Woodforest, where the first of three Little Free Libraries is now filled with “take-one, leave-one” books.
Residents, Imagination Destination students with Stewart Elementary and representatives of Love Fosters Hope Charity gathered in Scooter Park Thursday to officially welcome a Little Free Library to Woodforest. The students not only helped construct the Little Library, but they collected more than 900 books to stock the three library book boxes that will be in the community. The hundreds of extra books are being donated to families served by the charity.
“One of the young girls gave a speech about the libraries and what it means to them and the foster families,” said Woodforest Director of Fun Holly Irwin, who helped stage the event. “It was very cute. The students did a great job!”
In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, those gathered enjoyed a bounce house, face painting, cookies and cocoa to both celebrate the opening of the library and the last day of school before winter break.
Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that inspires the love of reading, builds community and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. The group sells to-build book box kits, tracks the location of each chartered Little Free Library and manages programs to encourage reading.
The other two Woodforest libraries are at Wallaroo Park and Forest Island.