The popularity of a local community initiative has continued to grow, so much so that the organizers of Pensacola’s Little Free Libraries want to expand to the Mobile area.
Little Free Libraries are a new kind of library. They are small, self-service book exchanges maintained by dedicated volunteers. The libraries are all over, popping up on lawns, in parks, and in businesses. Donated books are available to anyone to borrow, read, and return at their leisure.
Pensacola’s Little Free Libraries are a part of a worldwide civic effort to promote literacy, community, and love of reading by building free book exchanges. More than 15-thousand Little Free Libraries have been cultivated in communities worldwide since 2009.
The local group is looking to expand and invite those interested in volunteering or starting a Little Free Library to a free information session at the Main Library in Pensacola Thursday, June 12th. The session starts at 5:30pm and those attending will hear about resources available to build the libraries, how to donate books and build the community at the same time.