The Clermont Historical Society is proud to be a part of the Little Free Library book-sharing exchange. Roxanne Brown, the Historic Village manager, approached our president, Jim Briggs because she felt the Village was a perfect location for a Little Free Library station. Since Jim is a man of many talents, he built our beautiful Little Library box and mounted it to an outside wall at the Village. People are constantly coming by to add to the collection and to take home books for their personal enjoyment. And that is exactly what the Little Free Library nonprofit is all about.
Their goal is to build community, inspire readers and expand book access for all through a global network of little libraries. Through their exchanges millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. This is especially important since the United States is facing a growing literacy crisis with more than 30 million adults who cannot read or write above a third-grade level. Studies have repeatedly shown that books in the hands of children have a meaningful impact on improving literacy. The more books in or near the home, the more likely a child will learn and love to read.
Little Free Library book-sharing boxes play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books and encouraging a love of reading!