Junior League Of Chattanooga Builds Little Free Libraries

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than 75,000 around the world in 85 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, four new Little Free Libraries in Chattanooga will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.

Junior League of Chattanooga will host ribbon cutting ceremonies for two of the new libraries at the
following locations: 

The Bridge City Church Little Free Library is at 3300 Brannon Ave. and will open Sunday at 12:30 p.m. It is sponsored by Allstate Petersen Agency, Signal Mountain. 

The Eastside Elementary Little Free Library is at 1603 S. Lyerly St. and will open Wednesday, April 14, at 12 p.m. It is sponsored by Empire Gold & Silver.

The celebrations will include a book donation drop, a kids’ coloring activity, and light refreshments. Social distancing practices will be observed at each event.

“Little Free Libraries belong to the whole community,” says Melissa Harrington White, president, Junior League of Chattanooga. “We hope that these new Little Free Libraries will bring a little more joy, a little more connection, and a whole lot more books to our community in Chattanooga.”

The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries. To learn more, please visit littlefreelibrary.org



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