July 17, 2019

Rehoboth gets its first Little Free Library

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The first registered Little Free Library in Rehoboth, located at the top of Clouds Way in the back of the Adams Farms neighborhood, is now up and ready for book sharing.
Little Free Library is the nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. This organization helps people start and maintain free “take a book, share a book” book exchanges called Little Free Libraries.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Little Free Library movement. It was started in 2009 by a man named Todd H. Bol, in honor of his mother, a school teacher and lifelong reader.

For the Cherepowichs, building the Little Free Library was a family affair. Kate, an avid reader with a too-large collection of books, thought building a library would be a fun family project to do over the winter and a great way to pass on some of her favorite reads to others. Her husband Joe constructed the library using plans they’d found online. Their children, Anna (11), Alec (8) and Evan (5) loved watching the project come to fruition and eagerly helped search for and contribute books to add to the library that would appeal to their own age groups.

Back in 2009, Todd Bol set a goal of 2,500 libraries. Today there are over 85,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and in 88 countries. There is even one in Siberia for reindeer herders and their families. And now there is a Little Free Library in Rehoboth too. The Cherepowich family is proud to be stewards of this library and is very excited for the book sharing to begin. Come take a book, share a book!

For more information on the world’s largest book-sharing movement, please visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.

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