The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks dedicated a new Little Free Library Monday night at their office in West Lawn. The ceremony was somewhat quick due to the heavy rain moving into the area but that didn’t stop a small group of residents, Literacy Council board members and community leaders from celebrating the unveiling.
Donated by Darlene Imbesi of Contemporary Insurance, the Little Free Library’s mission is to make a more literate Berks County. “We are hoping that this is one more avenue in which we can allow people to read books and also leave books here for other members of the community to enjoy them” said Executive Director Ryan Breisch after the ceremony.
Beth Ann Crippen, an ELS Teacher brought a copy of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline with her to donate to the Little Free Library. “I believe in libraries, I love the idea of a ‘Little Free Library’ and I wanted to support the work of the Literacy Council”.
Imbesi speaking to a group prior to the unveiling mentioned she is interested in adding more Little Free Library’s around Berks County in the near future. Her goal is to place them in key areas across the county so both children and adults can share books.
So whether you take a book or leave a book, the Little Free Library is now open at the Literacy Council, 35 South Dwight Street in West Lawn.