Little Free Library Boxes

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Look what’s popping up in Needham!!!
 

Little Free Library Boxes!

 On August 11, Little Free Library Boxes, a nationwide phenomenon, will arrive in Needham thanks to the Library Foundation of Needham (LFN) and the Town of Needham who have been instrumental in bringing this project to the community.
 
The boxes, which will be at Greene’s Field, Avery Square, and in the Center will hold books donated initially by LFN board members, will eventually be filled with contributions by readers in the town.  The concept is “take a book, return a book” and encourages a sharing/exchanging of “good” or recommended reads.  The Greene’s Field box will be filled with children’s books.  Those visiting the park will be encouraged to make reading an enjoyable activity for children.  The boxes in the Center and Avery Square will hold books designated for adult readers.   
 
The locations of these boxes are for the enjoyment of both Needham commuters and visitors.  “We chose locations that would get a lot of traffic” said Jeanne Carey, the LFN representative who has worked to bring these boxes to Needham. 
 
The boxes are truly a community effort with many donating their time and talents. The Minuteman High School carpentry students built the boxes and Rachel Vergara, a Needham High School graduate designed each box’s unique artwork.  Additional contributions were signs designating the boxes from Fast Signs in Needham, and books from New England Mobile Book Fair.  Carey commented, “Everyone of the boxes is unique and remarkable, a place not only to exchange a book but add art to the community.  We hope the time and talent that went into creating these boxes will be respected.”
 
The Library Foundation of Needham is happy to promote community reading in this fun and distinctive manner.  Please visit the LFN website for more information about the Library Foundation of Needham.  www.lfnonline.org.