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Little Free Library to be a new
addition to West Reading
734 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA 19611
M-F 8:30am - 8pm * Sat 8am - 4:30pm
West Reading will soon be getting a Little Free Library thanks
to Altrusa International of Reading Berks. A Little Free Library
is a "take a book, return a book" free book exchange. The
libraries come in many shapes and sizes, but the most
common version is a small wooden box of books. The Little
Free Library that is being placed in West Reading is in the
form of a mini-Pagoda. Anyone may take a book or bring a
book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a
unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real
people are sharing their favorite books with their community.
Altrusa is an international non-profit organization that
strives to make local communities better through leadership,
partnership and service. Altrusa has a mission to end illiteracy
and actively works in the community to make books available
to children who may not have access to books or reading. In
accordance with that mission, a generous benefactor built
the library according to their design. John Hansbury, owner
of Kids Cuts, a barbershop in West Reading eagerly agreed to
the placement of the Little Free Library in front of his business.
Mr. Hansbury and his staff will encourage their clients to read
while waiting for their appointments and even read to their
barber. All books will be stamped with the Altrusa International
stamp to show their commitment to inspiring literacy.
Altrusa and John Hansbury believe that the placement
of the library will work well for the children that
frequently come in and out of Kids Cuts, as well as the
many passersby on Penn Avenue in West Reading.
A dedication ceremony will take place on Friday, June 9 at
6:30 p.m. This will be the first Little Free Library in West Reading.
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