Medina FFA is building Little Free Libraries to promote reading

Posted 27 March 2018 at 1:51 pm

Provided photo: FFA students, from left, working on a Little Free Library include Thomas Vasquez, Ryenn Oliver, Jacob Washbon and Dale Parker.

Press Release, Medina Central School

MEDINA – The FFA students at the Medina High School have started to build Little Free Libraries to hopefully place at Rotary Park and Pine Street Park. The FFA needs the Village Board to OK the project.

The whole concept of a Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” exchange.  Anyone may take or bring a book to share. It’s a great way for people to share their favorite books with members of their community.

FFA Advisor Mr. Todd Eick and his students are even making a traveling one that they can bring to the farmer’s market with them.

“I think it is a great idea and we have decided to fill our library with books on nature, animals and plants since that is what we enjoy,” Eick said.

The libraries have popped up all over America and are a way for communities to inspire a love of reading. It increases access to books for all readers of all ages which ties in nicely to the school district’s WE READ campaign.

“I was looking online to see where there are other little libraries like this and although there are many in Buffalo and Niagara and Monroe counties, there is a definite lack in Orleans County,” Eick said. “If we get this approved by the Village Board it will be a great way to make reading more accessible to everyone.”

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