Randall School seventh graders place Little Free Libraries

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Randall School seventh graders in the Gifted and Talented Program completed their community service project just as the school year ended.

Joshua Brendel, Carley Brown,Allison Huseby, Chase Meyers,Chelsea Nettis, Luke Youra, Katie Calkins, Grace Bednar, Mitchel Norvalls, and Bella Haley, all members of this group, worked this year to raise funds and collect books for two Little Free Libraries.

These students then connected with the community to find locations to install their libraries. The first location is in Bovee Woods Subdivision, 33212 120th St., Twin Lakes. The Bednar family was instrument in helping install the boxes and will be stewards for this library.

The second location is in the lower parking lot of St. John’s Church,  701 N Lake Ave, Twin Lakes. The support of the church and Knights of Columbus helped secure this location. Thew steward for this library is the Brown family.

Little Free Library is a 501 nonprofit organization that aims to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges. Both of the boxes put up by the students are registered with this organization.

The students in this group wanted to share their love for reading with others. The project was student-driven from start to finish, even having the students install the libraries in their locations. The group selected these locations in hopes of getting books in the hands of students and community who might not be able to get to the community library.

The libraries are designed to encourage sharing of books. The stewards have an ample supply of books to replenish the boxes if they ever get scant.

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