July 10, 2018 – Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number 70,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and 85 countries around the world. Now, a new Little Free Library at the Center First United Methodist Church (UMC) located at 211 Porter Street in Center, Texas will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. Center First UMC will host their Ribbon Cutting Celebration for their Little Free Library on Thursday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
Little Free Libraries are hand-built boxes functioning as educational and outreach tools serving as a neighborhood book exchange. Inspired by the Little Free Library program “take a book, leave a book,” Nancy Dickerson, Center First UMC Children’s Director, along with church member Carlos Gray, built a Little Free Library, a place for sharing good books and bringing our community together through the joy of reading. The Little Free Library exchanges operate on the honor system; anyone visiting the Little Free Library may take a book or bring a book to share.
The Little Free Library mission is a non-profit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. The Little Free Library 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, visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/.
For more information about the Little Free Library at Center First UMC or donating books, please contact Rev. Karen Jones or Nancy Dickerson at the church office (936) 598-2707 or visit www.fumccentertx.org.