A Little Free Library Pops Up in Habitat Subdivision
On Thursday, September 15th, 2016, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County partnered with the St. Charles Rotary Club to dedicate a Little Free Library in our Enclaves of Eisenhower subdivision located in St. Peters, MO.
The Little Free Libraries initiative began in 2009 as founder Todd Bol from Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model schoolhouse design and left it in his front yard on a post, filled with books. Now, there are over 25,000 Little Free Libraries located all over the world.
It’s also statistically proven that children who read recreationally are healthier and excel further in their studies. (dosomething.org)
“At Habitat St. Charles we strive to create environments where our families can thrive. Little Free Libraries are a great way for neighbors to come together and share books and fellowship,” states Homeownership Support Manager, Michelle Woods. “We have heard the children are loving the libraries and enjoying a place to gather, share and read new and exciting books.”
With the philosophy ‘take a book, leave a book,’ this neighborhood kiosk brings the fun of reading closer to home.
“This project addressed one of the seven areas of Rotary’s focus, literacy and education,” states Rotary member and Habitat St. Charles board member, Chris Hoffman. “The Little Free Library offers communities the opportunity to come together to explore and dream through [the] books exchanged and the conversations held.”
Want to find a Little Free Library near you? Visit the Little Free Library Map.