We are excited to announce that Lorain County Metro Parks Carlisle Reservation is now a Host Site to a Little Free Library (LFL)! Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Stocker Foundation, forty-six LFL will be popping up around Lorain County this year! With the grant, the Education Services Center of Lorain County bought materials for building the libraries, as well as over 2,900 books have been purchased so far.
Lyn Crouse, Director of Elyria Public Library System, is the Steward of our Little Free Library ~“Thank You Lyn!” In addition, we would like to THANK the Carpentry Lab students at Lorain County Joint Vocational School for building our beautiful, nature-inspired library box!
What is Little Free Library & how does it work? As described on the Little Free Library’s website: “It’s a ‘take a book, return a book’ gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a LFL is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!” Little Free Library’s mission is to:
• Promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
• To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
In May, 2012, Little Free Library was officially established as a Wisconsin nonprofit corporation, and by January 2014, the total number of registered LFL in the world was conservatively estimated to be nearly 15,000, with thousands more being built! Learn more about the interesting, inspiring, & touching LFL story at http://www.littlefreelibrary.org. Books for all ages & nature lovers can be found in our LFL, which is located at the Carlisle Visitor Center in the Raptor Center Courtyard.