HandsOn Central Ohio Teams with Besa for National Volunteer Week
This April will bring six new Little Free Libraries scattered across the city of Columbus.
This year for National Volunteer Week, HandsOn Central Ohio is joining forces with volunteer organization Besa
to install six Little Free Libraries at nonprofit sites across the city. Using recycled newspaper dispensers donated by The Columbus Dispatch
, corporate volunteers from CD102.5, McGraw-Hill Education, Safelite AutoGlass and Skreened will design and paint the libraries, while donors from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and McGraw-Hill Education will fill them with hundreds of books that will expand reading opportunities for Columbus youth'. Many thanks to 400 West Rich Street for its donation of project space and Compton Construction for its assistance with installation.
Little Free Libraries encourage the "take a book, leave a book" model in which readers young and old have the opportunity to keep and share their favorite stories with their neighbors, so be on the lookout for these libraries in a neighborhood near you!