Mamie Moore, director of My Kid’s Club, has announced her intention of installing the first Little Free Library in Selma.
In conjunction with Little Libraries of Johnston County and Selma Parks and Recreation, the My Kid’s Club Little Free Library will be installed at Raiford Street Park – 808 South Raiford Street – Selma and a Ribbon cutting with mark the occasion on Thursday, February 28th at 4:30 pm.
Moore is very excited about this project and hopes that more donors and stewards will step up so that every park in Selma will have a Little Free Library on location.
“Literacy affects us all. Children develop crucial literacy skills from birth to 5 years. These libraries will make it easy to include reading in everyday activities,” said Moore.
Johna Faulconer, volunteer coordinator of Little Libraries of Johnston County said, “The Little Free Librariesmovement is taking off in Johnston County, and we are thrilled Selma is on board. The My Kid’s Club Little Free Library will be an asset to the Selma community.”
The public is invited to attend Thursday’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Raiford Street Park at 4:30pm.
About Little Free Library
Little Free Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Since the first Little Free Library was built by founder Todd H. Bol in Hudson, WI, in 2009, the number of registered book exchanges has grown to more than 75,000 worldwide. Tens of millions of books are shared annually through the book exchanges, which are individually managed by book-loving volunteer stewards in all 50 states and in 88 countries. In its short history, Little Free Library has received recognition from the National Book Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Book Industry Study Group, the Women’s National Book Association and others.