Youngstown Rotary Adds 4 Little Free Libraries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Rotary Club of Youngstown donated four Little Free Libraries during the month of November that are placed throughout the city.

The Youngstown Rotary-sponsored libraries can be found at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St.; in the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, 2105 Oak Hill Ave.; in Wick Park, 260 Park Ave.; and at the Kathrine Hawks Haney Give the Children a Chance Inc. pavilion on South Truesdale Avenue.

Little Free Libraries are “take a book, return a book” gathering places where neighbors share literature and stories for children and adults with no library card and no due dates to promote literacy and build a sens of community. Communities are also encouraged to decorate or embellish their Little Free Library.

The Youngstown Rotary and community partners have installed a total of eight Little Free Libraries to date and plan to build and install an additional 26 in the Mahoning Valley area. Partners include Ace Lumber, the city of Youngstown Parks & Recreation Department, Students Motivated by the Arts, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, and CityScape.

This year the Rotary Club of Youngstown was recognized with the Rotary International District 6650 Emmet Riley Literacy award. Nationally, Little Free Library was honored by the Library of Congress for creating communities of literary.

Pictured: Little Free Library at Wick Park.

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