The community of Adger recently became part of a global sensation that has more than 86,000 locations around in the world in 85 countries. A new Little Free Library has been set up in front of the Adger Volunteer Fire Department located at 7266 John’s Road in an effort to share books, bring people together and create a community of readers. Adger’s Little Free Library was an effort organized by the Adger Fire Department’s Lady’s Auxiliary lead by President Melanie Hyche and made possible painting by Crystal and Dominick Renz, the vinyl lettering work by Jessica and Mike Hood and efforts by Karen Snow.
“We want to say thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary, without them none of this would be possible. They have been a blessing.” Says Philip Dodson President of the Adger Volunteer Fire Department
The new Little Free Library was placed next to the Blessing Box that the Women’s Auxiliary installed about a year ago.
Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community; Little Libraries have been called “mini-town squares.”
3 out of 4 people report they’ve read a book they normally would not have read because of a Little Free Library
73% of people say they’ve met more neighbors because of a Little Free Library
92% of people say their neighborhood feels like a friendlier place because of a Little Free Library
The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit littlefreelibrary.org.