By Trey Youngdahl
Seeking books? Looking to thin your book collection? Louise Durham Elementary School established a Little Free Library in the front lot on Dec. 13.
A Little Free Library is a creatively designed encasement stocked with donated books, situated in a public area. Books inside the box will be available for community members to take, as well as leave for others to enjoy. The Little Free Library will also provide more access to books to students after school hours and on the weekends.
“It is set up for our students, families and community to encourage a love of reading for a lifetime and provide more access to books,” said Tiffany Williams, Louise Durham Library Media Specialist.
According to the official LittleFreeLibrary.org, there are over 100,000 registered Little Free Libraries in 108 countries worldwide.
“How amazing is that we are now one of those little libraries providing for our families and community right here in Mena, Arkansas?” Williams continued. “We hope our parents ‘Take a Book, Leave a Book and Love a Book’ as we continue to push a love of reading every single day for our students!”