April 8, 2016
What the heck is a Little Free Library?
According to the website, “The mission of each Little Free Library 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.”
Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the place. All over the WORLD! There are LFLs in Essex, Beverly, Newburyport, and beyond. As of today, though, there isn’t one in Gloucester.
That is why I am very excited to announce that, this summer, a Little Free Library will be installed at the Stubby Knowles Landing at the head of Little River!
With permission from the Gloucester Waterways Board and with the encouragement of our Ward 5 Councilor, Sean Nolan, the Little River Little Free Library will be installed before the start of the next school year. Dana Griffin and the Gloucester High School Carpentry students are building the structure. Materials were generously donated by The Building Center in downtown Gloucester. Once the Little River LFL is built, we will paint it, register it, install it, and CELEBRATE! Then, we’ll get down to the business of reading.
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