Together, we're bringing Little Free Libraries to Evart.
Inspiring Readers and Building Connections
Little Free Libraries are free book exchanges that are placed right where we live, work and play-- in our everyday paths. The goal is to build literacy, the love of reading and a sense of community as we share books across generations. Using them is simple: people of all ages take a book to read, drop it off when they’re finished for others to enjoy, and donate more books to share if possible. These easily accessible books help encourage kids to read, provide options for those who have limited transportation, and connect us together as a community.
Developing Student Craftsmanship
To jumpstart the project in Evart, the Middle School and High School Industrial Arts classes built ten libraries over the 2016-17 school year to be placed around town in strategic sites chosen to benefit our community. Being involved with this project helped students learn construction skills, and be a part of something that benefits our whole community.
Strengthening Our Community Around a Common Project
Our Little Free Libraries are a partnership of multiple community organizations and businesses coming together to help make this project happen in Evart, including the Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District, Evart Public Schools and the City of Evart. Sponsors of specific Little Free Library locations include: GFWC Woman's Club, St. Paul Lutheran, Affordable Prints, Sears Church of God, Huntington Bank. Dennis and Kristi Peacock, SpringHill Camps, Wirth Landscaping and Foster's Market. In addition, many community organizations and businesses have donated towards the project: Inc Spot, Northon Shire Book Shop, Brooks Trading Post, 7th St. Coffee Co, and the Dutch Pantry. And, our volunteers are key to making this all happen . . . everything from donating, sorting or labeling books to stewarding (checking weekly) a specific library.
Sponsors, donors and volunteers, we couldn't do it without you! Thank you for your commitment to our community!
- Share books sitting on your shelves with others in our community-- either drop the books off at a Little Free Library, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add to the stash used to replenish the libraries.
- Help fill our town with books by building your own Little Free Library and placing it in your neighborhood or by your business. For more information, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.