The Edgewater Book Project

First_Little_Free_Library_-schoolhouse

Edgewater residents, let’s join forces to promote literacy and community building in our neighborhood!  There have been lots of conversations about putting up little stands for sharing books and information such as the one pictured here.  Let’s make it happen!

We will meet at the new Edgewater Collective office located at 5220 West 25th Avenue on Monday, January 25th at 6:30 pm to launch the project.  Please join us and enjoy a cup of Coda Coffee!

The Edgewater project will be modeled after the Little Free Library movement that was started by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin in 2009.  He built a tiny one-room schoolhouse to honor his mother who was a former teacher and was passionate about reading.  He filled it with books and planted it in his yard with a sign that encouraged his neighbors to take a book and return a book.  It has become an international movement led by a nonprofit organization. Their objective is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community. There are over 32,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, with over one million books shared in local communities annually.

For more information, contact Jeanette Sanchez at sanchezjeanette@hotmail.com.

This project is led by Jeanette Sanchez and sponsored by Business on the Edge and Edgewater Collective.

Click here for more information about how you can become involved in this project.

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