Ever wonder what happened to the newspapers boxes that once dotted street corners? Twenty old Palm Beach Post boxes soon will have new lives as Little Free Libraries placed throughout Palm Beach County. Children will be able to take a book and leave a book at the brightly-decorated, miniature libraries.
The unveiling of the first of these Little Free Libraries will be:
Date/time: Wednesday, June 15, at 10 a.m.
Location: BRIDGES at Riviera Beach, 2831 Avenue S, Riviera Beach
Speakers will include: Children’s Services Council CEO Lisa Williams-Taylor, Leadership Palm Beach County CEO Courtney Curatolo and Doug Crane, the director of the Palm Beach County Library System.
The 20 Little Free Libraries are the first wave of potentially 100 Little Free Libraries in Palm Beach County funded by Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. Leadership Palm Beach County chose the Little Free Libraries initiative as one of its 2016 Civic Engagement Projects, reinventing the newspaper boxes and selecting the locations for the first 20 Little Free Libraries. Sponsors include The Palm Beach Post, Ideabar, Jupiter Signarama and Wm. Behn & Sons Boatbuilders.
The Little Free Libraries are part of a worldwide movement to encourage reading and community engagement. There are more than 40,000 registered Little Free Library book exchanges in the United States and 70 other countries.
Children’s Services Council launched its Little Free Libraries initiative to provide children with easier access to books in neighborhoods where it’s harder for parents to take their children to a library.
If you have any questions, please contact Jon Burstein at Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County at 561.703.2192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Children’s Services Council:
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County – a special-purpose government established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014 – provides leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county's children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong. For more information, visit www.cscpbc.org.
About Leadership Palm Beach County:
Leadership Palm Beach County, Inc., is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to foster awareness of community issues and promote efficient communication and cooperative relationships between existing and emerging community leaders. LPBC’s stated mission is to educate and unite leaders to build a better community. Initiated in 1983 through a collaborative effort of the local Chamber of Commerce, LPBC has prepared more than 1,000 graduates for enhanced community leadership roles.