HOWELL – Looking for your next summer read? Head over to the newest Little Free Libraries, now open for business at the Deerwood Park and Countryside Place Apartments in Howell Township.
In an effort to spread the “love of reading” far and wide, two Howell educators chose to install two new free libraries with the help of the Bill O’Brien Community Service Grant funded by the Howell Township Education Foundation.
Christine Veracierta and Renee LeFante are instructional coaches for teachers in the Howell School District. The pair used the grant to purchase, install, and stock the little libraries.
The Little Free Libraries are located at the Deerwood Park Apartments, 2740 Lakewood-Allenwood Road, and at Countryside Place Apartments, 11 North American Drive.
Little Free Library is “a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.” Ranking as the world’s largest book-sharing movement, Little Free Libraries facilitate the exchange of millions of books worldwide, every day.
You can borrow a book from the library, as long as you replace it with another. The libraries are small, freestanding structures with just a few shelves and a little window door.
“Come take a book or leave a book all summer long!” read a post from Howell Township Public Schools.
The district thanked employees Veracierta, LeFante, and the many readers in attendance at a June 22 unveiling ceremony.