My Little Free Library fever has struck Truman Elementary School.
From the librarian to the teachers and entire student body, everybody wanted to be part of the celebration May 10 when a Little Free Library and book exchange was dedicated on the grounds in front of the school located at 101 Indian Warpath Drive.
The idea infected the parent/teachers organization (PTO), which agreed to buy supplies for its construction. The district support services department constructed the cabinet and created the setting for benches.
Even the Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce got involved, hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony where all 350 Truman students gathered outside as the Little Free Library book exchange was dedicated.
Truman students and faculty join 50,000 registered Little Free Libraries worldwide that invite adults and children to take a book and leave a book.
When she introduced the library to the public, Truman Library Specialist Amy Reed said there is nothing like a book to bring people together.
Reed started the Little Free Library with a collection of approximately 100 books that she had accumulated over time.
The front lawn at Truman Elementary meets the Little Free Library guideline of placing the library where it will be highly visible and have lots of foot traffic.
Adults and children are encouraged to visit the Little Free Library, take any book of their choosing and read it. Afterward they can return it or any other book they wish to donate, along with other books.
Truman’s Little Free Library is registered and has its own charter number.