LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES
The Little Free Library organization is still encouraging use of little libraries with caution.
Here is a link to their statement online:
"Up to 61% of low-income families do not have any books for their children at home."
-U.S. Department of Education
"In low income neighborhoods, on average there is only 1 book for every 300 children."
-Handbook of Early Literacy
One of the most successful ways to improve reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home. This is why we implemented the Little Free Library program.
The Literacy Network receives thousands of donated books each year which makes these Little Free Libraries the perfect conduit to get books into the hands of children and families who need them most.
Steward: Jason Shorten
Address: 437 Hopkins Street, 45202
We have committed all 50 of our Little Free Libraries in "Phase 1!" View our installed libraries above and their descriptions. If you are interested in becoming a steward of a LFL during "Phase 2," please fill out the form and you will be placed on the wait list.
If you have gently used children and young adult books you would like to donate to LNGC to be used for our Little Free Libraries, please contact liz.asman@LNGC.org.
Click here to view the interactive Little Free Library world map. To search for the Literacy Network's libraries, simply type in "LNGC" under "Steward's Name/Library Name."