Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than 100,000 around the world in over 100 countries — from Italy to Brazil to Japan. Now, a new Little Free Library on Fisher Lane in Dingman Township will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.
The newest Little Free Library was donated by Pike County Public Library Board member, Centa Quinn. It is the second Library she has donated to the community. It was designed and painted by Michael Smith, and installed by volunteer, Joe Dorrough. The idea of this library is to “take a book, leave a book,” for anyone and everyone to enjoy.
“Our Little Free Library doesn’t just belong to library patrons, it’s for everyone who lives in the nearby area or visits our special town.” says library director Rose Chiocchi. “It’s our hope that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a whole lot more books to our community.”
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community and improves book access by fostering neighborhood book-exchange boxes around the world. LFL received the 2020 World Literacy Award and has been recognized by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation and others for its dedication to expanding book access for all. To learn more, visit LittleFreeLibrary.org.
For more information on the Pike County Public Library and programs visit PCPL.org, or their Facebook page, facebook.com/PikeCountyPublicLibrary.