2012-09-14 / Letters

South Portland has new ‘Little’ library

To the editor:

I am proud to announce that Little Free Library No. 2354 at 38 Reynolds St. in South Portland is open for the reading public.

What is a Little Free Library? It’s a neighborhood outpost, a community builder, and a literacy beacon. More practically: it’s a wooden box full of books. Little Free Library books are books for you – books you can borrow for as long as you’d like. When you’re done, you can return the book or pass it on to someone else. Take a book, share a book and talk with your neighbors about what you’re reading.

I am so excited about our Little Free Library; sharing our love of reading in such a tangible way is incredibly rewarding. I urge you to build a Little Free Library of your own. It can be as simple or elaborate as you wish – go to littlefreelibrary.org for tips and information.

As of this writing, our Little Free Library has everything from James Thurber’s Caldecott-winning “Many Moons to Fast Food Nation” to Chad Harbach’s bestselling “The Art of Fielding.” Stop on by!

Julie Falatko
South Portland

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