In keeping with our roots as an educators’ credit union, we have opened a Little Free Library. These scaled-down, community supported libraries are a global phenomenon. There are more than 36,000 of these small book exchanges around the world in 70 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, a new Little Free Library at Peach State’s Lawrenceville branch on North Clayton Street will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.
Peach State’s Little Free Library is located next to the entrance of the branch and is modeled after a 19th century school house. “Our founders were educators and many of our members are educators, making this miniature library a perfect fit for our membership and the surrounding community,” said Crow Hunter, Peach State’s training manager and the builder of the library. Hunter spearheaded the library project saying, “It was a simple idea that would bring true value to our community and it is a perfect fit with our roots in education.” The Lawrenceville branch offers a convenient place for anyone visiting the city to drop off or pick up literature of all kinds.
Don’t forget to drop off a book on your next visit to the Lawrenceville branch—and pick up a new one while you’re there!
To learn more about the Little Free Library, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.