Friday, May 6, 2016

Florida Weekly's 2016 Best Of The Best and look what made the list!

Recall all the excitement last year when the grants were approved for the Little Free Libraries!
"Lake Worth’s Little Free Libraries No, that’s not a birdhouse. It’s a library. In August, three Lake Worth civic groups received $15,000 in grants to establish 'Little Free Libraries' — 34 tiny houses erected on posts stationed throughout the city. Book lovers stock them with used books; passers-by help themselves. The project was born in 2009 when a Wisconsin man built a small model schoolhouse. Now there are more than 32,000 little free libraries in all 50 states and more than 70 countries."

Below is news from the The Lake Worth Herald last year on the City's delivery of the Little Free Libraries:

     "On Saturday, October 24, more than sixty volunteers turned out to help paint twenty-two Little Free Libraries at the city’s utility warehouse. Despite a very short time frame to accomplish the task, all 22 libraries were painted and weatherproofed in the parking lot—turned artists’ studio! Neighbors from all over the city, ranging in age from six to 80 brought creativity and unbridled enthusiasm to each one. Installation throughout the city is expected to begin next week.
     These Little Free Libraries are brought to us by the nice people in the Friends of the Lake Worth Library, the College Park Neighborhood Association and the NAPC who all applied for and were awarded grants totaling $15,000 through the Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization, REAP program with incredible support and assistance from the City of Lake Worth."