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Program Brings Tiny Libraries to Bloomington

Last updated on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) - A project that promotes literacy and a sense of community is coming to Bloomington.

The program known as Little Free Libraries will install weatherproof boxes that hold about a dozen books at several locations in the city. The books are usually marked with instructions for people to take a book or leave a book.

The Herald-Times reports the project began in Wisconsin a year ago. There are now up to 6,000 Little Free Libraries around the world in places including Afghanistan and Uganda.
The Bloomington project will begin with three boxes, but more are expected to be added as the project catches on.

The initiative is being led by Chelsea Rood-Emmick. She is executive director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Ivy Tech-Bloomington.

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