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Little Free Library Now in Herscher - Herscher Pilot: News

Little Free Library Now in Herscher

Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:39 pm

Paul Brown’s class constructed several “Little Free Library” structures.  One of those structures is now available to all readers at the State Bank of Herscher.  A “Little Free Library” is a small structure meant for exchanging books with the community.  Take a book – return a book – leave a book.

 The Little Free Library began in Hudson, Wisconsin when Todd Bol built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a teacher and an avid reader.  Placed in his front yard it advertised “Free Books”.  The movement has grown worldwide since then.  The purpose statement on LittleFreeLibrary.org is  “To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.”

“There are over 36,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, bringing curbside literacy home and sharing millions of books annually.”  And thanks to Paul Brown’s students you can find one of those book exchange structures in Herscher.

 The State Bank of Herscher generously agreed to house our Herscher “Little Free Library” in their outer lobby.  With no public library in town all age readers are welcome to visit and… Take a book – return a book – leave a book today!

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