Little Free Library

What is a Little Free Library?

A Little Free Library is a unit containing books where anyone may contribute or take books. You can donate a book(s) by simply placing them in the Little Free Library book exchange near you. If you take a free book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Little Library full of good choices for the whole neighborhood, the next time you swing by the Library bring a few books to share. Little Free Library book exchanges function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside for both children and adults. This way, we all win!

In addition, informational pamphlets are available to help connect the community to health and human service agencies serving Susquehanna County residents.

Why is it important?

Little Free Libraries play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books and encouraging a love of reading in areas where books are scarce.

One of the most successful ways to improve the reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home (McGill-Franzen & Allington, 2009). But according to the U.S. Department of Education, up to 61% of low-income families do not have any books for their kids at home.

One of the most successful ways to improve the reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home (McGill-Franzen & Allington, 2009). But according to the U.S. Department of Education, up to 61% of low-income families do not have any books for their kids at home.

Special thanks to SCCTC’s Cabinetry Department for designing and building each unit and to Southwestern Energy for funding the Lawton, Springville, and Thompson units.

 

3866 S.R. 29 Springville, PA (Springville Fire Company)


53 Water St. Thompson, PA (Thompson Hose Company)


Route 706 Lawton, PA (Rush Ball Complex)


119 Cemetery St. Clifford, PA (Clifford Twp. Building)