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Celebrate Literacy ~ Glendora READS! Adult Literacy Program ~ Little Free Libraries

Glendora READS! Adult Literacy Program is drawing attention to the delightful satisfaction of reading, as well as the practical hardship of struggling with reading. READS! is encouraging at least 10 Glendorans to celebrate literacy by placing a Little Free Library in their neighborhood.  It’s a fun way to build community spirit while fostering the love of reading. Glendora READS! is so thrilled about this venture that the Friends Book Loft will provide the initial collection of books for each of the first 10 Little Free Libraries whose owners install and contact us.

What is a Little Free Library?

“It’s a ‘take a book, return a book’ gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!”

       
LFL Bonnie and Bob Deering LFL Courtesy of LFL 6.0
LFL Courtesy of LFL 3.0
LFL Courtesy of LFL 5.0
LFL Judy Nelson
         

What’s so special about having an official Little Free Library?

“If this were just about providing free books on a shelf, the whole idea might disappear after a few months. Little Free Libraries have a unique, personal touch and there is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community. These aren’t just any old books, this is a carefully curated collection and the Library itself is a piece of neighborhood art!”

Glendora community members can celebrate the value of literacy by repurposing, recycling, building their own, or buying a Little Free Library Original from LittleFreeLibrary.org.

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 – 12:00, Glendora READS! will host an event celebrating literacy and Little Free Libraries in Glendora. READS! will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of California Library Literacy Services (CLLS), which, along with GPL Friends Foundation, helps fund Glendora READS! Adult Literacy Program. CLLS provides high quality learner-centered volunteer- based adult literacy services in libraries around the state, including the Glendora Public Library.

Glendora READS! will honor the first 10 Little Free Library owners in Glendora who contact us after installing a Little Free Library. They will be honored with a certificate and an initial collection of books from the Book Loft. Glendora READS! will also include Glendora’s Little Free Library locations on a tour map (for those owners who would like to participate). 


LFL Anne and Gordon Wood

For More Information, Contact

Mary Pat Dodson

Adult Literacy Coordinator, Glendora READS! 
(626) 852-4897 | mdodson@glendoralibrary.org

 

Quotes and background information about Little Free Libraries

were obtained from the official Little Free Library website.

A local family enjoys a Little Free Library in Glendora.

 

If you want to receive a Steward’s Packet of support materials and 1 official charter sign and number for making your Little Free Library official, there is a one-time payment of $34.95 to Little Free Library.