"Little Free Libraries" In The Triad

9:43 AM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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Here at News 2 we've made it our mission to promote literacy and help Guilford County School kids exceed their goal of reading three million books.

There's a new worldwide trend that we hope makes its way to Greensboro and Winston-Salem. They're called "little free libraries" and there are thousands of them.. They encourage reading and help build a sense of community. They work under a "get one, give one." philosophy and pop up in a community when someone has the determination to make it happen. A 14-year-old girl from Michigan said she wanted to build ten of these in her community and after she made that commitment more people started donating their driveways for the libraries.

Folks in High Point deserve a round of applause because they already have a "little free library." It's on Bridges Drive and was set up by the Bridges Junior Youth Group.