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 to Pakistan.
Now, a new Little Free Library at Fayette Progressive Preschool on 1351 Leesburg Ave. in Washington Court House will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. This library will be available to community members, and it will also provide the opportunity for the preschool and early intervention students to gain some responsibility by curating the collection of books featured in this library.
This library was commissioned by Sylvia Call, early intervention service coordinator for the Fayette County Board of DD’s Early Intervention Program, and built by Roger Donaldson, director at the Jackson City Library.
“I love being able to share a love of literature with the community of Washington Court House—especially its very youngest citizens,” said Call. “The Little Free Library that we installed in front of our home has been a hit, and I’m hopeful that this second location will reach even more people who are on the lookout for a good book.”
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.