Little Free Libraries true community builders

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT kinds of communities – and many things that contribute to a community.

The GFWC Plymouth Woman’s Club made a major contribution to Plymouth’s sense of community over the weekend with the unveiling of nearly 30 Little Free Libraries to be located throughout the city.

The project was part of the club’s celebration of their 100th anniversary. The Little Free Libraries were decorated in a variety of themes, from whimsical to historical, and will be placed throughout the city.

There, anyone can take a book to read and leave some for others to take and read, all for free.

The community celebration to unveil the Little Free Libraries included a special guest, Little Free Libraries co-founder Rick Brooks, who was duly impressed by the Woman’s Club’s project and the efforts of all those, young and old, who decorated the structures.

“What makes this happen is people like you,” Brooks told the club members and residents. “It’s all about generosity and sharing.

“The idea is to promote a sense of community,” Brooks said of the Little Free Libraries program.

This effort will be certain to do that. Reading is something that should be encouraged and promoted throughout the community, for young and old alike. The Little Free Libraries are a free – and fun – way to do just that just that, easily and accessibly.

Brooks thanked the Woman’s Club for spearheading the project, then told the crowd, “The best way to show your thanks is by filling these

(Little Free Libraries) with books and sharing books.”

That’s something we all can – and should – do.

If you have a few books left over that didn’t sell at your garage sale, a Little Free Library would be a great place to deposit them. If you’re looking for a quick read on that vacation trip or getaway weekend, a Little Free Library would be a great place to stop and pick one out.

Community is sharing, and that kind of sharing is something we can all enjoy and benefit from.

Thanks go as well to the GFWC Plymouth Woman’s Club for sharing such an inspired and inspiring anniversary project with the entire community – a community made richer by their effort.

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